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Guess what...we are almost to March and I haven't weighed yet. Since one of my goals was weight loss, I probably should see how I am doing, but at the same time, I haven't been too worried about it since I am also trying to develop healthy habits that will last instead of a diet just for shedding pounds.
But I do want to get more of a routine down. I want to take what I know I need to do, and put it into action- always easier said than done! But one of the ways I stay encouraged is through other people who are way better at this fitness/health journey than I am.
Earlier this year I gave you a list of uplifting people and resources that have been encouraging me on my journey, and today I am sharing a few things that I am going to try to implement over the next couple of weeks. So grab a cup of coffee (I'm having Peet's Coffee in French Roast 😊) and check out what I'm giving a try!
1.) A few nights ago I got on a "health kick". I worked out, cooked a healthy meal, and watched Youtube videos by doctors and fitness vloggers. Dr. Eric Berg was discussing apple cider vinegar, why it helps people lose weight, and why many people should be drinking it daily.
It's not the most exciting video in the world, but it is very interesting and helpful. I plan to drink ACV at least several times per week for a couple of weeks and see if I can tell any difference.
2.) I found this video by Kim July and decided to share it with you simply because I find it helpful to see what people who are health-conscious eat in a day. I want to see portion sizes, grocery hauls, etc.
I find that just seeing/reading about other people being healthy makes me want to be healthy too. Call it a helpful version of monkey-see-monkey-do! So I hope it will have the same effect on you.
3.) I stumbled upon a blog post the other day called, "10 Markings of a Godly Woman". The article wasn't about fitness, health, or weight loss, but as I was skimming through the post quickly to get the gist of it, my eyes landed on the following quote:
This really struck me in two capacities: 1.) this is how much we should love God. We should be a vessel to do whatever will most benefit His glory. But that is another post entirely, so 2.) we should be taking care of our bodies so that we can continue on doing God's work. When our bodies are tired, weak, and unhealthy, we cannot do nearly what we are capable of or called to."God, the Holy Spirit, is living inside of you, and your body is His dwelling place to do His work on this earth."
Treasured friends, if you are trying to lose weight and get healthy like me, don't be afraid to try new things, find inspiration from those who have been in your shoes, and most importantly, remember the greater reason for your health journey.
Do you have any tips for new things to try for weight loss? Comment below.