#FITNEWS WEEK OF 6/19
SWEAT PRINCIPLE #6--TIMED NUTRITION
"Whoever wants to be my disciple,
must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me."
The very essence of honoring God is
learning to deny ourselves what we want most
in order to do what pleases God more. In so doing,
we train ourselves to become His disciples,
daily learning how to make choices that
line up with His Truth.
When we make the decision to take up our cross daily, we intentionally make sacrifices that lead us in the direction of God's Kingdom purposes for our lives and His Glory.
Jesus knew what the cross was going to cost Him...
And He chose to deny His flesh and
take up the cross anyway.
In the same way, making healthier lifestyle choices requires that we distance ourselves from habits that are not beneficial to us and compromise our ability to do Kingdom work.
Timing your Nutrition so that you eat every 3-4 hours helps you practice self-discipline, learning how to deny yourself eating when you're not hungry because of boredom, stress or
other circumstantial triggers.
In addition it helps us understand that food is FUEL for the body and should only be consumed when energy is needed.
Here are 3 basic guidelines
to help you practice timing your Nutrition:
1. Know your Schedule.
Consider what your schedule will be for each day,
and determine WHEN you will eat.
2. Plan your Meals Accordingly.
If you know you'll be out,
plan where you will eat or pack a lunch/snack.
3. Set Boundaries for Interruptions.
Determine at least 1 boundary for what you will NOT EAT should your schedule get interrupted or plans change. For example, no Fried Foods or eating a Salad if you're eating out.
How do you plan on SWEATing this week
to honor God with your body?
What is the greatest challenge you face
when practicing timing your nutrition?
"Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined],
be alert and cautious at all times.
1 Peter 5:8
One of the most challenging aspects of being healthy, no matter how much we know or how many resources we have, is the staying motivated to WANT to make those better choices.
This is usually because we are RESULTS-oriented. So if we do not see the results we are working for, we lose our determination and decide it is not worth the extra time and energy.
But if you can change your mindset to be REASON-oriented, then your motivation would be centered around a deeper force that drives you to keep making better choices, even when you aren't seeing results!
And the ONE THING you need to be start becoming more
Accountability is more than just checking in with someone periodically to tell you how you are progressing...
Accountability is about having a REASON to keep making progress, and being responsible for our choices.
This week, pray about someone who can join you on your journey to help you become more accountable for your choices.
This person should be someone who:
*encourages you to be alert by reminding you of WHY you want to be healthier, especially when you are struggling;
*equips you to be self-disciplined by being available to measure & evaluate your progress; and
*empowers you to make better choices by celebrating your victories, no matter how small!
Granted, God is your greatest Accountability partner,
but He also created us for relationship to help build each other up!
We'd love to have you join our online community
for added accountability, tips & encouragement!
#FITfocus: ACCOUNTABILITY | #FAITHfocus 1 Peter 5:8
A Jesus girl who desires to honor God with my everyday choices! I love my family, sweating with my friends, and anything chocolate!
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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