In order to succeed at anything, you have to establish good habits and slowly eliminate the bad ones. This takes time. The “experts” say it takes 21 days to establish a habit, therefore, you have to take it one day at a time.
In this episode of the Creating a Life That Flourishes podcast, I talk about establishing a foundation for living a healthy and fit life.
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- Take out a sheet of paper and answer the following two questions:
- #1: Determine Your “Why” – Why do you want to lose weight and/or get in shape? Here are some reasons that may or may not resonate with you: to bring glory to God in your body, to have energy and stamina, to feel young and strong, to be able to wear whatever style you want and not have to “hide” under big, baggy t-shirts and sweats, to feel beautiful and desirable to your husband again, to set an example of a healthy, vibrant mother for your children, to be able to keep up with your toddlers and preschoolers, to live longer and stronger, etc.
- #2. If you were to accomplish your physical fitness dreams… What would you look like? What could you do that you can’t do now? How would you feel about yourself?
- Once you’ve completed this assignment, put the paper in your Bible or purse, on your mirror or computer, or somewhere you can see it everyday. Keep it before you so that you will have it as a constant reminder – especially when it would be so much easier to quit.
- Don’t forget that you can purchase my book, A Life That Flourishes, which we are using as an outline for this podcast for half off the regular price by entering the coupon code: podcast50.
- And you can still download the free art print, She Decided to Create a Life That Flourishes below:
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Alisha Gratehouse is an artist, art instructor, minister’s wife, and homeschooling mom of three. Her days are filled with creating, painting, writing, drinking lots of tea, laughing with (and at) her family, and spontaneously bursting forth into song. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.