I wanted to evaluate how I did on my September goals...then I realized I didn't have any written down!!! As an organized, list driven person...I shocked myself!! One goal I had in mind was to track the team goals every day... I succeeded in that. I think not having any written goals was my downfall last month.
October has started off rough with illness resulting in only eating chicken noodle soup and ice cream. Exercise has only been getting up off the couch to go to the bathroom!! One positive in all this is I sure have drunk a lot of water!!!! HOWEVER, a rough start does not give me a valid excuse to stop trying. As my throat and body heal...so should my eating and exercising! So here are my goals for the month:
Achieve a scale reading of 165 pounds (2-3 pound loss)
Walk at least twice a week
Do my pilates tape at least once a week
No french fries this month
No pizza this month
Increase veggie intake
Continue tracking team goals daily
Start tracking my food intake again
Now I have a written list. I feel challenged...and it feels good!! I can do this!!
"Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. And everyone who competes in the games exercises SELF-CONTROL IN ALL THINGS. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we are imperishable. " I Cor. 9: 24-25 NASB (Emphasis is mine)
I was reading a book about depression by Joyce Meyer. She was teaching about the fruit of the Spirit, and reminding that when you become a Christian the Spirit resides in you...as does His fruit. So, when you ask the Lord for more self-control, or peace, or patience, etc; He answers back, "My child, I have already answered that prayer...use it"
We have self-control...we must utilize it. Similar to me having 2 feet and the ability to walk...it does me no good unless I utilize them and walk. Dare I add to that by saying that if I don't use my two feet and walk, my muscles will begin to deteriorate and I will become weaker making walking even harder. Is that true with the fruit of the Spirit as well? Do I weaken my spiritual state when I do not exercise those gifts?
Time to get fit!! Spiritually and physically. Who is with me?