Hello fitness friends. This blog isn’t just about fitness and nutrition. It’s about restoring the mind, body, and soul. Tonight I wanted to post some things that will hopefully bring restoration to the mind and soul.
We spend so much time trying to fix what’s external. The problem with making the external the priority is that we never get to the root issues. Why did I eat a half gallon of ice cream? Why am I so irritable with coworkers? Why would I rather lay on the couch and watch Netflix instead of doing something active or beneficial?
I challenge you to stop and take inventory of what you’re thinking. Where the mind goes, the body will follow. If we think we will fail, then it’s a highly probability we will fail. It’s been shown statistically that people have more negative than positive thoughts. Our world bombards us with negativity.
So how do we get out of the rut of stinking thinking? We take every thought captive (hold it hostage) and hold it up to truth. If it doesn’t match what is true, we throw it out and replace it with truth. You might be saying, “Yeah right, it’s not that simple.” It’s not simple, but it’s effective. You will need to speak life and truth over yourself. We believe more of what we say than what others say.
Negative thought: You can’t do this!
Truth: I may not be perfect, but I can try! Trying is better than doing nothing! I am going to give it my best shot.
Negative thought: You’re not good at this!
Truth: There are so many things I do well. I don’t do everything right, but I don’t do everything wrong! I will seek help for things I don’t do well.
Negative thought: You will never succeed!
Truth: True success is being faithful. Every day I choose to be faithful and I define success by faithfulness.
Negative thought: You’re not as good, beautiful, talented, or important as that other person!
Truth: I am valuable! I wasn’t designed to be like everyone else. I am unique and meant to be me, not everyone else. I’m not in competition with anyone else.
Abort thoughts that are condemning, cruel, negative, jealous, envious, or not productive. Don’t bully yourself! Humans are deeply flawed, yet deeply loved by God. As a person of faith, it hurts my heart to see so many people (myself included sometimes) without value for self. God loves all people and highly values them.
You may not be a person of faith, if not I hope you stick with this blog and journey. My purpose is to encourage you to pursue wellness; mind, body, and soul. I cannot not speak of being whole without incorporating faith.
Lastly, you can do this! You can eat healthy, exercise, feed your mind good things, rest, pursue peace, and live an enjoyable life.
Exercise for the week:
Get a journal or notepad and start writing down any negative thoughts. Combat them with truth. Start speaking truth to yourself!!!
Cheering for you!