Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Wellness Wednesday #11

Happy New Year Everyone! I always love the change of the year as it seems like a fresh start. Have you seen those Valerie Bertinelli commercials for Jenny Craig where she is in near tears because she no longer has to make a resolution to lose weight? I know exactly how she feels! It has been on my perpetual resolution list! Did you make resolutions this New Year's Eve? I did not. This year we had a wonderful sermon on December 30th which talked about having a Godly perspective. Hubby and I sat down and prayed together and then made a list of goals for the year. We prayed that our goals would have the proper perspective, that God would give us discernment in whether or not they were realistic and that the goals and/or the end result of the goals would be glorifying to God. It was a very satisfying process and nice to share that with Hubby.

Some of the goals are fairly ambitious, due in part to the fact that we are hoping to sell our trailer at the end of the year. There are a lot of things to do in preparation for that. Some of the goals are small and some of them are mundane and practical. Health is a shared goal for 2008. In addition to making goals, we wrote down and prayed about the steps we would take to attain those goals. Goals are meaningless without a plan.

My personal health goal this year is to be under 300#. Today I weighed in at 320#. I think this is a realistic goal for someone who is not actually dieting but re-learning how to eat healthy. Naturally I hope that I will lose more, but I am going to work towards that 20# as a goal.

How I will attain that goal:

1. Draw closer to God through prayer and reading His word, focusing on who He created me to be vs who the world says I am or should be.

2. Continue blogging for Wellness Wednesday and also at My Journey To Wholeness so that I have some accountability and encouragement. I also plan to pray for each and everyone of you who comments on these posts. We are in this journey together!

3. Work towards having a whole foods "repertoire" of meals to adapt or replace the old unhealthy menu.

4. Organize my pantry and settle into a rhythm of purchasing products for my kitchen and home.

5. Experiment with healthy whole foods, recipes and natural household products, including making some of my own.

6. Add walking with my Leslie Sansone DVDs when the weather does not permit.

7. Become more physically active, playing with my children.

Currently I have a lot of ideas bouncing around in my head and about 5 books on my bedside table. With the holidays and a nasty migraine (note: NEVER have your teeth cleaned while recovering from a migraine!), I have not been able to focus as much, but I will be planning to post more on my wellness blog, so please feel free to check over there if you are interested.

Also, in the new year I am interested in featuring interviews on my wellness blog with different friends who have an interest or expertise in certain areas that are related to wholeness, nutrition, spiritual health, farming, gardening, cooking, bread making, herbal remedies or ? If you are interested, please don't be shy! I would love to hear from you!

2008 is going to be a good year. I feel for the first time that I am prepared and ready to tackle these health goals and I know His presence is with me. That is a good feeling! Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Deborah said...

Great post Theresa! I know you can reach your weight loss goal!