Wednesday, December 7, 2011

YOU have the power

Today I was at the gym feeling sorry for myself because my knee has begun hurting


In hobbles a man with a severe limp shoes flung over his shoulder and a huge smile on his face,  this man who has a handicap was so happy that he had the chance to take care of his body despite the appearance  of having some limitation.

that was enough to switch my train of thought and snap me right out of it.

look people, it is so important that we take care of our bodies. Why? the most simple reason is that Heavenly Father gave them to us.

Want to know more reasons?  I am sure that if you tried you could think of many yourself


I have two parents who did for a time severely neglect their bodies.  They are both wonderful people who have taught me so much about what kind of person I want to be and should strive to be everyday.

However I have watched and learned the effect that neglecting your body can have long term and short term.  I can tell you right now that as so many sins can be...its not fair.  It's not fair to your own body,  The limitations that you put on your body can be minor or major but either way they are LIMITATIONS. Who wants that?  YOU SET THE EXAMPLE.  It's not fair to the people you love and that love you.  Do you know what it's like to watch someone you love deteriorate?   I have a testimony that some hard things really do happen for a reason, no one can help it.  But saying that, OTHER hard things happen because we have lead ourselves down that path, God always has a plan and has the ultimate control but is it fair to him to ask him to protect our lives and then get in the car and not fasten our seat belt? 

With Gods help you have the power and the tools to be healthy.

What tools?

The internet!!!! holy smokes there is a whole heap of information for you.

ask a friend who seems to have it down.  ----people who have really understand the importance of health are DYING to share it,  they have become that much closer with heavenly father and chances are the recognize that this can be their own way of helping change the world---

lets promote my Mama who is now a health coach after losing 100+ lbs and is still going strong

make a plan!  write down what you eat! don't even buy junk foods! make a budget and stick to it!

and if anyone actually reads this and they don't know what they should be doing or where to start call me. seriously.  Chase may wish I would keep brownie mix in our cupboard now but I know he trusts me every time I talk about how we are protecting ourselves from so much sorrow choosing a healthy lifestyle.

I hope no one gets confused because I am def not perfect.  I love a good birthday cake and the chocolates Deb keeps in her candy bowl are hard to resist but I have a goal, I have support, and its important to me.

Thanks for reading my rant.

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  1. Does this mean treats are out for Christmas?? Between you and Kate I might be in trouble! Your mom is an inspiration to! I am so proud of her.

  2. Liz I just love reading your blog! And that is amazing that your mom has lost 100+ pounds! I thought it was hard to lose 20 after my 2nd! I decided to join the healthy lifestyle a year ago and love it. You discover a lot of healthy foods and recipes and feel great about yourself! I do have to have my occasional 100 calorie pack of cookies though... :)