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Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Sunday, January 05, 2014

When I first became a Christian I went at it full force. I went to church several times a week. I joined every Bible study that I could. I bought every Christian music CD that I could find. I did all of those things but what I did not do is take the time to look inward at myself first. My intense jump start into Christianity caused me to burn out...and quick. Within only a few months I stopped listening to my CDs, going to church, and gave up on Bible study.

Looking back on that experience, I learned a really important lesson then: start things slowly so that you don't burn out. Not only that, but plan before you begin. That being said, I have not officially started "dieting" as of yet. I have been using the past week to journal and find myself. I've been spending this time learning about why I choose to eat the foods I do, instead of opting for a healthy alternative. My hope is that I will not burn out if I plan in advance. Beginning tomorrow I will take all of this planning and put it into action. It's definitely time!

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LIZ324_NYC 1/6/2014 9:59AM


That's the right approach! Good for you!!

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TXPATRIOT 1/6/2014 9:21AM

    Great insight that you've learned, so early in your life! It will serve you well.

What I've learned on this journey so far:
Little changes can change everything.

Start making small changes and even if you "mess up", just keep going.

Learn how to portion your food and start tracking what you eat every day. Find ways to move your body that you love. Make short, medium and long term goals. Never give up!

Blessings to you on your health journey!

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LEAPSTER2013 1/5/2014 12:55AM


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144AUTUMN 1/5/2014 12:44AM

  You can do it!!

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