Saturday, August 27, 2011

Warning: Discipline Required

What I'm doing is working for me, I can't believe it!  I know it's only the beginning of this awesome journey, but I have hope for a brighter, healthier future & it feels awesome!  Before I would try to do a diet based on counting something or totally abstaining from something.  I've tried Weight Watchers countless times (ha-ha no pun intended), The Belly Fat Cure (hence the name of this blog), and even a vegan diet.  I've learned when something is totally off limits & I can't have it, it makes me want it all the more.  Yes, I do have some obsessive, compulsive tendencies.  I've gained so much weight all while trying to lose it.  Yes you read that correctly.  I can't tell you how many times I've started a "diet", and binged on whatever the food "I know I can NEVER eat again."  I've probably gained AT LEAST 20 pounds from that alone.  Now don't get me wrong, I know these programs work for many people.  They just don't work for me.  What works for me?....balance & discipline.  That's it, no special potions, rigid rules, fad diets, or fancy equipment to buy.  I'm concentrating on eating more real food, far less junk, drinking more water, and doing cardio strength training.

Most of all though, I'm including our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ in the midst of it all.  A friend of mine posted this verse on Facebook today.  I love how, as a Christian, God gives us friends to encourage, love us along this roller coaster called life.  Here's the verse:
2 Timothy 1:7
"For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline."
This verse really sums up what I'm doing right now, better than I ever could.  This whole mindset of balance and discipline is right in line with Candace Cameron Bure's book, Reshaping it All, Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness.  I can't recommend this book enough.  Here's a key verse from the book:
Heb. 12:11 (NIV)
"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it."
Video of the Day:


This song has been on my mind all week, ever since I was jammin' to it at the gym.  I get a much more intense work out with the right music.  I love songs too about powerful women. I really like her hair in this video...thinking about growing my hair out & all layered just like it.  What do you think?  I think it might work, especially since after having a few babies my hair has a touch of curl...weird huh. 

Question of the day:  What's working for you?

Well these are my random thoughts of the day.  Hope your day is awesome!

Be Healthy. Be strong.

Take care,



4 comments:

  1. Hi Cat. Liked your post today. So what are you doing exactly? Are you still following the BFC? I know what you mean about wanting something even more when it's off limits. But I have to say, that hasn't been a problem so much with the sugar. In fact since I've cut down on my sugar intake, I really don't crave the sugar and find some things are too sweet. Continued success on whatever plan you are following.

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  2. Hey girl!! Its good to see you back on the blogs again. Missed you!
    Im so glad that you have found your "mojo" again & that what you are doing is working. I think that is key...you have to find something that fits your lifestle & makes you happy. I love WW & it is working for me. I am so jealous of those on the BFC who are so successful but it isnt for me. I find I am just cranky & unhappy doing it & I am much happier when I have the flexibility of WW & the support of my WW meeting & my blogging sisters.
    Keep on keepin on girl and keep on blogging!!

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  3. Thanks y'all. I'm here to stay. I'm not really doing BFC, but I think I'll always try to reduce my sugar consumption. I'm trying to stick mainly with protein, fruits & veggies. If I really want something else I eat a little. I'm going to be posting more about my meals. Thanks for the comments girls. :)

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  4. I am glad that you found something that is working for you. This is not for everyone, but I sure do love it. It has changed my life SO MUCH!! Keep blogging it really helps to get the support.
    Have a great day :-)

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