This is the first weigh-in in the new year. As we view this new year ahead of us, most of us are looking at making improvements. Self-improvement has some value, but we dieters know that it always falls short. Why are all the exercise gyms advertising at the beginning of the year? Because they know this is when people look at their lives and say I need to do something about my health. We all want to get our weight under control and reach our goals this year.
We are spiritual beings, so there are areas in our spiritual life we can improve. The spiritual works out into our lives whether good or bad. “Out the abundance of the heart” we make our way through life. We can look at dieting two ways. First, we can think of it as a negative thing. That’s the way most people see it. Or second, we can see it as a positive thing. You are in the minority if you can see dieting as positive.
Changing our thinking from negative to positive affects all areas of our life. I took this next paragraph from an obsolete website.
“Change Negatives into Positives. You know the negatives we’re talking about—those nagging little things that endlessly bother you. Here’s a plan: Make a list of just three problems and write them down. Maybe it’s your job, your lack of exercise, or even that way-too-costly cell phone bill. Once you have your list, prioritize the items, and really focus on making a change. Tackle one problem at a time and cross them out as you go. Even taking a few steps forward is real progress, sure to put a smile on your face.”
There is more to life than weight loss if you can believe that. So look at every area of your life and see if some of those areas need some improvement. Then start working on them one at a time. Trying all areas at once will overwhelm you, unless of course you are perfect, then you need to work on not lying.
Have you started your exercises yet?