Feeling so much stronger after two months of working out at the Y. I’ve been inspired to eat healthy! Tonight I made an omelette with muchrooms and spinach, grilled peppers and onions, with salsa and sour cream on the side. It was delicious! Sometimes breakfast dinners are such a good way to shake things up!
During this week, my emotions have been up and down. I started out the week feeling strong, and as the week progressed it was difficult to keep up the same spirit and motivation. However, after thinking about the results and bathing it in prayer, I pushed through when my legs were extremely sore, my muscles ached, and my spirit was down. And after I weighed on Friday, having lost 7 pounds… I’m glad I did it anyway!
Watching Megyn Kelly one day, I saw an episode with a cook who was making no bake, healthy, cookies. She made them look and sound so delicious, I thought I would try the recipe, and I am HOOKED. They are great for in the morning with a boiled egg and a piece of fruit or if you want an afternoon snack or a healthy dessert. They have been such a great, energy packed treat for me that I just had to share the recipe! This recipe makes about 9-10 cookies, so I triple the recipe and make enough for both my mom and I for a week or more. They keep really well in the fridge. Each cookie is around 140 calories and I add in raw pumpkin seeds and chia seeds, walnuts and/or pecans. Hope y’all enjoy!
After going to my wellness appointment and seeing the results of my assessment, it’s very clear that my body needs work. I think for a very long time I have been ignoring the need to change my eating and exercising habits, and have been making excuses like “well, I can still fit into my jeans,” or “just this one piece of cake isn’t a huge deal.” But seeing it on paper, the 36% body fat, the way I’m out of breath after just three minutes of aerobic exercise, has really been an eye opener.
God says that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1Cor. 6:19). So this isn’t just about me. It’s not just about looking good in my clothes and feeling better about my body. God has created me for His majesty and that comes with a responsibility to glorify Him. I haven’t been doing a very good job of that.
Through this opportunity I hope that I can put into practice a sustainable healthy lifestyle. It will take work and I know that it won’t be easy. But with His might and strength, we can do anything. And when we fall short, His grace abounds.
I went to the YMCA yesterday for my wellness exam. She took my vitals and assessed my strength, weight, height, and diet. She gave me a workout prescription and encouraged me to pay attention to my diet. I know I have a lot of work to do, and am looking forward to making the changes that I need to make to get to the results that I desire. With God’s help I hope to make decisions that will become a part of a healthy lifestyle in the present and for the future.