Sunday, May 6, 2012
Life Lesson #24
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, THINK AND DO
I hear, see and read about everyone wanting a quick fix, miracle drug, fad diet, fairy dust or other nonsensical remedies for their bad habits. Just because you KNOW it's bad to eat donuts, cake and candy bars, doesn't meant that translates into a skinny waistline. I know it's better for me to workout, but that doesn't help me. I have to get my rear into gear, get up, put my big girl panties on and go and work my butt off for an hour everyday. I also have to eat healthy. What you buy and put into your pantry, you will go and eat.
Do I want to eat chocolate cake and ice cream? Sure! But I don't. I watch what I buy, because that translates into what I'm going to put into my mouth. Our preacher talked to us today about this very thing. Knowing and Doing are two different things. Just as we know that the scriptures tell us what to do, doesn't help us get it done. We have to take the extra step and go and work for it. This starts with our thinking, with our daily activities, with our lifestyle, with our getting things right in our head and going out and doing it.
You don't have time? Make time. I get up an hour early every morning so I can workout when I know that the afternoon will be busy. I take extra time out on Sundays to cook meals for myself during the week because it's alot about the fast and easy. Make the decisions, make the choices, but then take the extra step and work for it. Throw out the garbage in your pantry so it won't tempt you, buy healthy snacks and foods so that when you do have a craving, the only choices you have will be good ones.
I'm taking my preacher's words to heart. I'll be making time and effort into doing what I need to do and just doing it.