Choose Love: Health

At the beginning of this year, 
I committed to choosing love.

Part of this commitment 
is a choice to love my body. 

This is a hard commitment. 
And not just because I'm a woman. 
I believe that every single person 
struggles with body image and 
self-confidence in one way or another.

Personally, I've always struggled with balance. 
I love good food and I'm not a huge fan of hard exercise. 
But as I've gotten older, 
I'm realizing that I can't just eat whatever I want 
and get away with it. 
My body is keeping its records, 
and the records aren't looking too good right now. 

So, I have committed to loving my body. 

What does that look like? 

Well, firstly, I believe what the Bible says in Psalm 139, 
that I am created by God. 

 And because I know that I am so wonderfully made, 
it makes sense to me that I take care of this body 
that God has given me. 

So, down to the practical stuffs: 
I have been exercising, and plan on 
staying committed to exercising, with the 
30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels.  
So far, I am loving this workout. 
Jillian is tough and concise, 
giving me a fantastic, full body workout 
in 30 minutes a day. 
I asked the hubs to join me for a workout
and here's what he said about it
I've also been working on choosing GOOD foods to put in my body. 
And as gooooood as cheesecake tastes, 
it's not the good kind of food that I'm thinking about. 

I'm trying to view my food as fuel these days. 
Put the good stuff in, and I'll be able to perform at my best. 
But, like I said earlier, I love good food, 
so I'm looking for healthy AND delicious options here! 

Here are some recipes that I've found on Pinterest 
that I have already tried or am really looking forward to trying: 

And, yes, those chocolate recipes are HEALTHY. 
Go, check 'em out. 
You're welcome. 



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