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Choosing what is beneficial

Friday, June 28, 2013

"The reality is even when we stand on the scale and see our goal weight staring back at us, we're one choice away from reversing all the progress we've made. I'm not saying that victory isn't possible. But victory isn't a place we arrive at and then relax. Victory is when we pick something healthy over something not beneficial for us. And we maintain our victory with each next choice." Made to Crave, p.170, Lysa Terkeurst
It is estimated that we make 5,000 choices a day. Wow! That is a lot of things to think about. No wonder it's so easy to fall into mindless eating. But I have the power to CHOOSE what does and doesn't go into my mouth and even if I make a non-beneficial choice, I still have the power to make the next choice one that is beneficial for my health and fitness goals. The key here is to harness that power and to use it to help propel me to reach, not only my long term goals, but the short and medium-term goals that I have and will set for myself over the course of this journey. Every good choice builds on top of the previous good choice and gets me closer to achieving each goal I have set for myself.
I took a big step today and it was eye opening for me. It made me realize that I have been fooling myself and I need to get real with myself and begin choosing that which I will not regret later on. I have to begin to be content with where I am at but recognize the need to strive to achieve my goals and dreams for "later on".
I made a choice to be courageous today and the results served as a wake-up call. I am not in control of a lot of the choices I have to make during the day; but I, and I alone, am in control of the choices I make as to what I put into my mouth and if/when/how long I exercise. This is more than a physical journey....it is a journey that has far reaching impact on making my goals, dreams and the vision for my life a reality.

Ann
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