weaknesses into strengths

Many people focus more on their weaknesses rather than their strengths.   The world is full of  so much negativity, which can make it difficult to focus on anything positive.

Change is a good thing,  so let’s make some changes and go against the normal flow.  Let’s swim upstream, against the current.  Let’s dare to be different.  Let’s turn our weaknesses to strengths.

Taking the first step, when changing your lifestyle of eating, can be a weakness.  Taking that first step may take longer than you expected, however, it can be the BEST step to the rest of your life.   It starts  one step at a time.

To begin this journey, your first step is to be  mentally prepared.  This is a crucial part to being successful in changing your lifestyle of eating.  Once again, one step at a time.  Choose one thing that needs to be eliminated from your eating habits–and get rid of it.  Do not have it in your house ever again.  From this point on, you continue to eliminate the foods that you know are a weakness or stumbling block in your journey.  Next, you will add some type of exercise.  This can be walking for 10 minutes before you go to work, during your lunch break or immediately after work.  Starting with 10 minutes makes it easier to form a habit.  Many people are led astray thinking they have to workout 5 days per week for 60 minutes and eventually give up.  Do not let that happen.  It reminds me of the old saying that goes along with KISS–Keep It Simple Silly!!  When we apply this to everything we do, there is so much more positive outcomes than negative.   When you have the mindset of 3 days per week, up to 30 minutes on those days, you will see that you look forward to your fitness appointment.

Turning those weaknesses into strengths will help you become successful on your journey of changing your lifestyle of eating.

How determined are you to take the change of lifestyle eating journey?  How motivated are you to make those changes?  I want to encourage you that you are not alone on this journey.  Many struggle just getting started, however, once you make that first step, you will be well on your way.  There will be mountains, there will be valleys; yet the ultimate goal is to keep moving forward.  Don’t look back, because you are not going in that direction.

Here are a few scriptures to reflect on when you have hit a wall, reached a plateau or feel like giving up.  The examples in the Scriptures show how motivated and determined the people were to receive their healing.  Use these as examples to keep moving forward.  Don’t give up!

Mark 5:25-29New International Version (NIV)

25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.

Mark 2:3-5New International Version (NIV)

Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Faithfully fit,

Coach Becky