So, here’s the thing.. God brought me to this place in my life by introducing me to Tasha and Kristen through a weight loss support group. I’ve been battling the post pregnancy weight gain for 15+ years now. I’d lose and then gain and then lose and then gain again.. and I’m at the age when weight is not an easy thing to lose, so I want it to go and stay gone!
Millions of people struggle with weight issues, so I’m in a very crowded boat but it’s time for me to get busy. I’m jumping the boat, walking the plank, going overboard! Whatever you want to call it, I’m getting off of the WIDE road and I’m getting my butt on the narrow road. The narrow road of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle!
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. ~ Matthew 7:13
I’ve applied this verse to many areas of my life but not to my health. I’ve been following the Taco Bell Trail through the super-sized gate to the Arby’s aisle. I actually convinced myself that the “high quality” hot dogs were possibly somewhat close to a healthy meal.. and then my dear friend pointed out that those “high quality” hot dogs have 150 calories and 120 of them are FAT calories. That’s a lot of fat! I didn’t tell my friend that I also justified a Taco Bell #1 combo with a diet drink as an acceptable meal too.. we can’t have all of my fantasies crushed in one day.
Back to those roads and which one I should be on as opposed to the one I’ve been on. Notice that the verse says that the broad road leads to destruction. Destruction? So, the broad road – and yes, I’m seeing broad as a metaphor to my butt – leads to Destruction.. Like, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol high blood pressure, and every other obesity related illness? And yes, many do enter that gate and are living with that destruction. Well, they’re living with it until it kills them.
Obesity is the #1 cause of preventable death.
My friend (the one who pointed out the hot dog facts), we can call her Tara.. because that’s her name ;).. She introduced me to a wellness program a few years ago. It works. It works great if you commit to it and follow it but I’ve still been riding the line of that broad butt road. The program (HERBALIFE) is great. It’s “cellular nutrition”, meaning that it gives your body exactly the best nutrition that it needs. I noticed results right away but I mostly noticed how awesome I felt when following the meal plan. Energy! What’s that? ENERGY!! It’s that thing that we used to have when we were kids and now we’re old and our kids have all of it.. but Herbalife gave me a big ol’ helping of energy again and I just felt good all over. I felt better than I had in years.
You’re wondering why I’m not my ideal size and weight, aren’t you? If it works so great and all, right? I saw big results but I didn’t commit to it and stick to it like I should have. I used the products but I still did a lot of what I wanted to do… hence, all the Taco Bell references. It does work, I mean who gets results from a program that they only do half way? ME! But I want more, I want to give my health what it deserves… and so finally, I’m at that place. The “two roads diverged” place. I want to be fit and I’m ready to do what it takes to get that way. I want to LIVE life and I want life to remember me as THAT woman!! I don’t want to be forgettable. I want to make a difference. I want people to see me and say, “who is THAT woman!?!”.
Don’t think for a second that this will affect my 1000 miles that I’m walking with Jesus! Oh, no no no.. that walk is helping me to see things more clearly. Things that I should and shouldn’t be doing. Things that I can do that I didn’t think I could – Like walking 1000 miles! I’m not there yet but I can see it and it’s pretty awesome. I suppose that this walk has shown me that if I put that kind of dedication into anything and ask Jesus to come along for the ride and do it with me, then I can do anything.
I’m choosing my road and I’m inviting anyone that wants to get off the broad butt road to join me! Let’s get fit, let’s get healthy and off of the road that leads to destruction! Stay tuned and I will be telling my journey and the journey of others that join me. I will be documenting our progress and sharing tips and trials as always.
If I can help you, I’m just an email or a comment away!
pick your road…..