Exercise, Not an option!

The most important thing for me in this journey right now is having the right mindset. Yes I’m drinking plenty of water, eat as healthy as I can, exercising, and staying encouraged. My encouragement today was, ‘Exercise is not optional’. In order for me to reach and maintain my goals I have to view exercise as something as mandatory as drinking plenty of water. It must be done. Maybe it’s more like doing laundry. You can wash every piece of clothing you own, but once you’ve worn it for the day it’s time to clean it again. You may not wash it that very day and you may even be able to go a few weeks before you have to wash again. If you wait too long you feel the effects of not washing when you can’t find that shirt you got for your birthday, or those bottoms that matches your favorite sweater perfectly. Likewise, you may be able to go days, months or even years with exercising, but you will start to feel the effects of it when you get short-winded going up a flight of steps or aches knees after a trip to the grocery store. I’ve experienced both of these and I didn’t like it one bit. Skipping a day is not ok for me, unless it’s a rest day. Exercise is not optional, it’s routine!





Good Morning, I can’t begin to thank a good friend for suggesting I read the power of positive thinking. I don’t know what struggles you may be battling with but I was recently bound by depression. The bad part about it is that I didn’t know. I had allowed so many negative thoughts dictate my every day it was unreal. I realized this yesterday when I forgot to wash something very important my husband needed for work. And the first thought that came to mind was ‘you are an absolute failure as a wife’. I sat down in this for a minute or two, and I believe because I had started repeating positive affirmations from God’s word to myself the next thought that came to me was ” I make Mistakes, but I’m not a Failure!” This lead me to think of more truths from the word and I wrote them on a poster and put them above my night stand. Seven in all. Like I mentioned early I don’t know what you struggle with from day to day but maybe these truths can help affirm some things in you as well:

‘I make Mistakes, but I’m not a Failure.’
‘I can do All things through Christ you give me strength.’
‘If God is For me ,then who can be against me.’
‘In Christ Every day is a New beginning.’
‘I am precious to God and He love me.’
‘God will supply All my needs according to His riches in glory.’
‘Jesus will Never leave me, nor forsake me.’

I also wrote them on index cards to keep in my purse. I pray you are blessed by these like I was. There is power and strength in these truths.