It's a new day......and I'm going to be using it to start taking care of the vessel God has blessed me with. I've had a really bad self esteem for years when it comes to my looks and wanted to lose weight, but the past month or so I have really felt God telling me it was time. Why He chose to tell me it was time during the best time in Kodiak for cookouts and bbq's, I don't know, but I need to listen. SO, I'm going to be starting the Biggest Loser 30-Day Jumpstart program today.
This program really is just a book with an outline of all your meals (5 of them) laid out for you with recipes included and exercise for 30 days. I'm really looking forward to doing this and seeing where I end up. The problem is going to be sticking to it, but also what about after those 30 days? I'm hoping that I'll have learned a lot and will be able to meal plan a month at a time by then, but if not, maybe I'll just start at the beginning of the 30 days again. Eating healthy sure isn't very healthy on the pocketbook though. Sheesh. I'm hoping that after the first week a lot of the items are re-used.
How does this relate to being molded by our Potter? Well, as I mentioned, I really feel like God led me to this point at this moment in my life. For another, I have just been hit with the desire to take care of the vessel God has blessed me with and I want to teach our children to do the same thing. God gave us our bodies and it is up to us to take care of them. I have some pretty severe medical issues that run in my family, from diabetes to heart disease, and if I don't take care of myself now, then I have a feeling I'll be having some of these issues in the not-so-distant future.
So, my goals:
First 30 days: 8 lbs
By Feb 20, 2010 (my 30th birthday): 30+ lbs
I will be updating my progress weekly and will have a weight loss tracker in my sidebar. If you feel this may be something you need to do as well, please share your story if you would like. I'd love to offer my support and encouragement and have an accountability partner.
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