Friday, March 21, 2014
Live As A "Healthy" Person
This lesson starts right off by saying, "You're tired of salads and you're bored with grilled chicken breast." Number one, I'm not tired of salads or bored with grilled chicken breast, as I love that mainstay in my plan, and it's always something I can go back to, if I try something and don't like it. Linda then makes a statement saying that all I really want to do is eat like a "normal" person.
Have you seen how "normal" people eat? I have! It's just like Linda points out that "normal" people eat way too much food and make poor food choices and they really don't care! I certainly don't want to go back to what God delivered me out of! I don't want to eat like a "normal" person!
Linda talks about changing my words to match my lifestyle goals. God has already made that transformation in me. I don't want to be "thin" or "skinny" I want to be healthy, fit, active, balanced and strong!
God has already created a new image of how I will live as a "healthy" person. What do I do each day? What type of eating and exercise programs do I follow? And what attitudes do I have toward food, eating, exercise, and coping with life?
The positive wording that God has instilled in me, DID change how I think about so many things. I know, through His Grace that over the long haul, I have sustained a much healthier lifestyle than a thin person. Linda says that the difference is that now the plan that God gave me are lifetime goals, not just ones related to staying on a diet plan.
I choose to teach my grand nieces and nephews how to use new labels, also. Instead of me setting goals around losing weight or getting thin, I will encourage them to improve their levels of health, fitness, strength, or other physical and emotional qualities.
When I talk to them or their parents, about eating plans, I choose to avoid using words like DIEting or weight loss. Instead I choose to refer to "healthy food plans," "better nutrition," and "being physically fit." I choose to talk about the weight, using words such as "healthy" or "active." An example that Linda gives is; "We want to eat in ways that will make us healthier." Or I could say, "Let's take a walk to improve how fit and strong you are."
In today's assignment, I choose to draw a stick figure or other image of me. Beneath the picture, I choose to write the words "A Healthy Nancy Jean !"
I choose to draw lines outward form the picture, and then label each one with an area of my life, such as "eating," "exercise," "relationships or family," "work," and "fun."
I also choose to give an update later on how I will work on each of these areas as a "healthy person," "not as a thin or skinny one."
- Nancy Jean -