By the grace of God I’ve been dieting the past forty days. It’s a journey I only began in hopes of strengthening my core. My physical therapist said every pound lost would take some pressure off my lower back. So far I’ve gotten rid of sixteen pounds of pressure. I really have been feeling better. Not just about myself, but inside myself.
Today, I decided to treat myself to some sweet foods I’ve been missing. During the day I continued to limit my calories. This afternoon and evening not so much. After filling up on a lot of pound cake I followed that with some of my favorite chocolates. Well, needless to say I’m feeling stuffed. In fact, if I’m honest I feel really sick.
In past days this wouldn’t have stood out to me. But, this season in my life is different. Eating whatever you want really does make you feel rotten. Eating healthy and smaller portions feels so much better. I guess there is a lot of truth in saying garbage in means garbage out. I’ve decided I would rather feel good and look as good as possible. Tons of sugars and calories only flame up my nerve pain issues. I’m seeking daily to be in the best physical shape possible.
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8)