Happy Monday!! – Watch MY Monday Mindset Video BELOW!
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15
“My weight loss goal isn’t a number on the scale. My real weight loss goal is peace” -Lysa TerKeurst from Made to Crave
I’m so beyond excited for you! This is truly the start of the NEW YOU!!
Sometimes we as Christian women think this food issue is a small one.
After all, gluttony seems to be overlooked as an acceptable Christian sin, doesn’t it?
We may consider this struggle as a small one compared to all the others – selfishness, pride, anger, money. But small things can easily become big things, just like discussed in the compound effect! Small things add up! Read more about the book Compound Effect by Darren Hardy HERE.
And as women, it’s usually BIG emotions that trigger our “little” food struggle. Guilt, feelings of inadequacy, loneliness, anger, fear. These things all strip us of peace. And our real weight loss goal isn’t just a number on the scale, but it’s peace. Peace with who I am in Christ.
So, as you go through this week and you’re faced with food choices, ask yourself this:, “Will this choice add to my peace or steal from it?”
Dear Lord, Your peace is what I plead for today. I don’t want to focus on my food, a number on the scale, insecurity, or inadequacy. I want my focus to be on You. That is where I will find true peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen. – Made to Crave Prayer
When I first started this journey when my alarm went off WAY TOO EARLY I use to say to myself to force me to get up…“I WANT TO CHANGE MORE THAN I WANT TO STAY THE SAME!” It is what helped me get up every morning!
I can’t even express how grateful I am to have found these challenge groups and have the opportunity to help others meet their own goals! I love being a part of this, and I know you will too. SO..to maximize your results….
1. Post and participate daily!
2. Be in the moment in your life and your workout. It’s therapy, I swear! Make the most of every workout. If that means you get up at 5 am…we are here with you!
3 Embrace the power of positive thinking. Encourage others. Love your body and STOP comparing it to others. There is no one in the world like you.
4. Smile. It makes you prettier. It attracts people toward you and makes them think their own positive thoughts!
Your Monday Mindset video – Listen and tell me in the group your biggest takeaway, challenge or victory this week.
Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker BBQ Pork
This recipe is was one of the first two crock pot recipes I used when I first started my journey in January 2015.
I was a baker and my kitchen was always a mess. By the end of the day I was “DONE” and did not want to clean up the desserts and then make dinner. Crock Pot or Slow Cooker Meals really help saved the day for us. I still use them to help with the busy afternoons of homework and sports practice!! Give this one a try and let me know how your family likes it! Make a big batch and freeze the leftovers for a quick and easy dinner in 2 weeks! ( I say 2 weeks because my husband doesn’t like eating the same thing each week AND he also doesn’t like things being frozen for too long – – so 2 weeks works for our family!)
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Day 1 Tip:Not sure if what you are eating is really good for you? Try the Fooducate app
http://www.fooducate.com Just scan the barcode of the food item you are not sure of and it will Grade the food, give you nutritional facts and even give you some better food choices.