A while back I wrote about my need for accountability when it comes to better health and weight loss. Then, wouldn’t you know it, I got some not-so-good lab work results back that made me have to rethink these things from a different perspective.
Then came Easter.
I took from Maundy Thursday through Easter an opportunity to stay focused on the important event and significance of what changed my life forever. I did not write. I did not check e-mail. I stayed off social media. I did not use any of my apps.
And it was perfect.
Easter brought with it the glorious reminder that I am a new creation. All those failures I have had in the past are dead and gone. I am new – like His mercies every morning.
So, with a different mindset, I am back to being accountable. I have reposted the board in my kitchen where I put my weight, minutes I exercised and the calories I burned that day. I am already finding that it is motivating me, tapping into my competitive spirit, to do better than I did the day before.
I am back to using my health tracking app too and journaling on there. Eventually, I may even post photos of what recipes I am trying.
It has only been a few days, but already I can feel my mind becoming healthier and I do believe that the mind plays an integral part of any goal we are trying to accomplish. I’ll be honest, my mind hasn’t been very healthy for a while.
So, friends, let’s do this together by remembering this: We are transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2).