I didn’t sign up for this!

I didn’t sign up for this! But it is part of the package. Planning for a lifestyle change can be a challenge and it doesn’t happen overnight, but like everything else, we don’t gain weight overnight. When I signed up for the challenge, I wasn’t thinking of the details. Every minute of my day has become so much more valuable.

The first week that we started RBL, I had to carefully plan all of my evenings to incorporate hair care, housekeeping, laundry days, and a social life!  After I worked through that for the first two weeks, I am now working on a different plan. I have started to pack my snacks and plan out my meals more accordingly.

I don’t think I could have made all of these changes within the first week or two. Since it’s a lifestyle change, I’m looking for ways to establish new routines. Plenty of people have a lot of good advice; however, we all live different lives and I need to find out what works for me. In the midst of it all, I’m also looking for a routine with a solid foundation. I don’t want to fail at this, I want to listen to teachings and follow them for a lifetime. I’m so thankful for Kiara, Shawnece, and the Y floor staff. They are always willing to teach and help when I have questions. As I think of the past four weeks, I am reminded of this scripture:

“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand.  When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”

Matthew 7: 24-27

I want my new lifestyle to be built on a solid rock. The teachings of trainers, and of course, the teachings of my Savior.  I don’t want to be foolish and waste my time, or waste a spot in the program. I don’t want my house, life or body to collapse and crash. With all of that being said, I leave my house every morning with three bags. I walk out with my gym bag, my lunch bag, and my personal bag. Yeah, it might seem like a lot, but if it that’s what it takes, I will do it.

Categories: Johanna Gutierrez

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