HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MINDSET TO BECOME HEALTHIER
Becoming healthy is a very courageous choice.
And it doesn't happen overnight.
When you make the choice to become healthy, it's not just about changing your outward behaviors.
It is a daily choice to change the way you THINK about what you will eat and how you will move your body. Even more, it is a daily choice to focus on WHY you want to make those changes.
If you find yourself starting over and over every week, or month or year, in your efforts to become healthy, I pray these 3 strategies will encourage, equip & empower you to experience progress as you learn how to CHOOSE TO CHANGE,
Accept your current situation.
The first step to changing your mindset is accepting your current situation and what you cannot change. Hal Elrod, author of Miracle Morning, explains that resisting reality keeps us from moving forward.
Whether you need to become healthy for medical reasons or to feel better, move better or perform better, you first must acknowledge and accept your current state of being. This awareness will be what prompts you to want to make a change, to realize that a change needs to be made.
You can't change what has happened to this point...
but you can change what happens moving forward.
Write it out:
What is your current situation?
What do you have no control over?
What choices caused you to be in this situation?
Believe change is possible.
After accepting your situation and admitting you don't want to stay there...
now it's time to envision what you DO want.
How would you like your life/situation to be different?
How do you envision yourself feeling?
What do you envision yourself doing?
Who do you envision yourself surrounded by?
WHY are these changes important and/or valuable to you?
You cannot achieve what you cannot be believe...
So if you want to be become healthy, put all your energy into believing you can be healthy!
Write it out:
How do I want to see my situation change?
What do I have control over?
I believe these changes are possible because...
Choose to Change.
Now you are ready to choose to change!
Commit to taking action everyday by tracking your activity, logging your progress and sharing your journey with others.
Change the way you think by filling your mind with God's truth to combat any doubts, fears, distractions, or obstacles that arise.
Progress is the result of the choices you make to change your life.
Healthier choices begin with healthier mindsets.
So make today the day you choose to change your life one healthy habit at a time!
Write it out:
What ONE action can I commit to everyday to change my situation?
How will I track my progress?
Who will I share my journey with to be accountable?
What Scriptures will I meditate on to keep me focused?
How will choosing to change my mindset change my health and my life?
We would love to pray for you as you begin your journey to choosing to change!
Please share your responses below or email us at email@example.com.
Sometimes it's not enough to just know HOW to get fit if you are not truly INSPIRED to want to be fit.
We believe in 6 foundational healthy habits to equip you to be healthy and fit. We refer to these as our #SWEATgoals, which include:
Sleep: 7-8+ hours/night
Water: half your body-weight in oz
Eating Clean: real food in the right portions
Activity: moving your body with purpose 3-6x/week
Timed Nutrition: eating your meals consistently within an 8-12 hour period
Every week, our faith & fitness community focuses on one goal and shares tips, resources and encouragement to improve consistency to make it part of our everyday lifestyle.
This is the HOW...
We also believe that you need a WHY--a deep internal desire to WANT TO be healthy.
This WANT TO is more than a number on the scale, a certain pant size or a certain body image.
Your WANT TO comes from a deep conviction that YOU were created for a purpose.
And your life is meant for more than a vicious cycle of defeat--
of not having enough energy, mobility or confidence
to enjoy the blessings God's given you and/or to be a blessing to those He has called you to.
Here at Foundations 6:19, we believe that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we are not are own. We were bought with a high price--the blood of Jesus. Therefore, we honor God with our bodies--physically & spiritually. (1 Corinthians 6:19, 20).
This truth INSPIRES us to want to make healthier choices -- to SWEAT -- so we can properly care for our bodies in order to live out our purpose each and every day.
Everyday we PRAY for God's strength to empower us to make healthy choices and for His grace to be satisfied with those choices as He prepares and equips us to do His Kingdom work.
If you would like to join us on this amazing faith & fitness journey, we invite you to join our local and/or virtual SWEAT CLUB! Or feel free to email with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org!
A Jesus girl who desires to honor God with my everyday choices! I love my family, sweating with my friends, and anything chocolate!
Every week, we focus on a Scripture & Sweat Goal in efforts to train ourselves to honor God with our bodies and our everyday choices. We refer to these as our weekly #FAITHfocus & #FITfocus.
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Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?
You are not your own. You were bought with a price.
Therefore, Honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19, 20