Persistence is defined as “continuing firmly or obstinately in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.” Simply put, persistence is a mindset – a mindset that I cannot and will not be defeated!
When something pops up that could throw off your workout schedule, persist.
When you give in to a food craving, get up, dust yourself off, and persist.
When you feel like going out to lunch instead of eating the lunch you packed, persist.
When you’d rather chill on the couch than head to your home or neighborhood gym, persist.
Today I am challenging you to overcome your obstacles.
Remember, defeat is a mindset!
Passion gets you started.
Hope keeps you going.
Persistence gets it done.
When obstacles appear, does your mind gravitate towards defeat or finding a way to win?
In what area(s) do you need to be more persistent?
Until next time,
P.S. Victory will be yours in time! "But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." ~1 Corinthians 15:57
“But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?” ~Luke 14:28
Foods that are high in fat and sugar taste great but the calories add up quickly and can easily have you taking in more calories than your body can burn.
• Ribeye steak
• Mashed potatoes
• Fried foods
• Ice Cream
Indulging in too much of these types of foods too often results slow and steady or fast and furious weight gain depending on how much you are overeating.
You see whenever you eat more calories than your body burns in a day your body stores that excess as fat. For example, if to maintain your weight you should be eating about 1,700 calories a day but you consistently eat 2,200 a day, in about a week you will gain a pound. If that keeps happening week after week, it doesn’t take long to pack on the pounds. If you’re like me, much of that weight will show up in your mid-section.
What food(s) are you indulging in too often?
This weekend I stumbled upon a card given to me at my 7 year celebration of 100 lbs. down with the inscription “Thank you for your yes because I was linked to it.” I am constantly reminded that my yes 10 years ago at this time of year wasn’t just for me, nor was my yes nearly 5 years ago. I just knew I needed to lose some weight!! I had no clue that there was a business/ministry attached to it. And even when things started to become clear, I had no idea that would have an opportunity to work with people on such an intimate level and really help people transform at their core. It’s awesome! And fun! And mind-blowing! And energizing! To see God work over and over again through those Big Yeses and all of the little ones that followed....Was stumbling upon this card coincidental? Nah, I think not...
Dream chasing is a-mazing AND it’s a lot of work. No matter how passionate you are about your dream, there will be days where you don’t feel like it, are exhausted, feel like you are wasting your time, wonder if you were crazy to say yes, and see ZERO evidence that all the energy you are putting into it will be rewarded. I’ve had my share of those days and in those moments it’s easy to wonder if any of it really matters...and today as I am feeling a little worn from The Grind this was my reminder to keep those little yeses going...
You see, there have been many times in my life that I’ve said the Big Yes, but when it came down to the little yeses to get up early, stay up late, work when I’d rather lounge, put up money, swallow my pride, and do it afraid, my Big Yes was followed a series of little nos. I was tired, didn’t want to look like a fool, had more important things to do...the list goes on. So this is also my reminder to keep saying yes...not to get a fat bank account but because people are depending on me, some of who I haven’t even met...my little yeses are linked to their Big Yes.
And the same it is with you...
Your journey starts with a Big Yes...
To reach your goal, you will have to back that Big Yes up with a TON of little yeses..
My friend, if 2018 is going to be your Happiest, Healthiest Year EVER, you MUST:
1. Commit to your Big Yes.
2. Then keep saying yes, day in and day out.
That’s what the dream requires! Let’s go!! 👊🏾
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40-something who loves food, fitness, and fun!