What do you gain when you shift your focus from weight loss to health? A lot! Today, I want to talk to you about the things I have gained in my personal life when I stopped eating to lose weight and instead shifted my focus to my health. I hope it encourages you if you to get off the struggle bus of weight loss! This has not been an easy road for me–this health journey that doesn’t equate weight loss–but I can say without a doubt, it has been worth it! God has been so good to me, and I wouldn’t trade the spiritual growth for physical weight loss! Read More
Are you tired of dieting? Of the promises of “6-pack abs in just 6 weeks”? Or the “beach-body ready in 30 days” campaigns? The claims of “being in the best shape of your life” in 90 days? Are you also tired of the emotional eating, bingeing, sugar addiction, fitness addiction? Me too. I’m over. Totally over it.
You probably clicked on this link because you are where I am. I’ve actually been tired of dieting for a loooong time. I’m done with false claims and promises. I bet you are too. It’s why you are here reading this. Revelation Wellness has marvelously ruined me. The scale no longer holds power in my life. My goal is to be healthy and strong instead of skinny.
“The picture doesn’t match the way I feel.”
I had a strange thing happen to me recently. I can’t say it has ever happened before. While I don’t claim to be the most photogenic person in the world, I saw a picture of me and was shocked. It did not match the way I feel! When I look in the mirror, it’s not what I see. I feel good, strong, healthy, free! This summer I have decided to stay off the scale because of the freedom God has given me in food and exercise. Yet, with this freedom, one thing has been seemingly lacking- weight loss. It hasn’t been a problem with me, until I saw this picture of me.
I started nit-picking myself. How my face looks swollen, and my arms look huge, and I’ve got a muffin top going on I looked at the picture and completely tore myself apart instead of seeing a beautiful creation by God.
My husband reminded me a few weeks ago that often times, confidence is what’s really sexy. Not just skimpy, sexy clothing, but an attitude of confidence. I guess since he told me that, I just bolstered my confidence! It deflated quickly though, when I realized the picture didn’t match the way I felt.
Instead of typing out a whole post today, I made a video to share what all went through my head. It’s raw and real and unedited.
If you relate to this, know I’m with you! We are in it together! You are not alone. I so desperately want to do this ‘weight loss’ thing in a way that honors God with my body. I refuse to go back to my old ways of dieting, restricting calories, and being so inward focused. Yet, I want to be healthy, strong, capable, and FREE! And I want to help you do the same! Thanks for being here today, friends!
I hate to tell you….
but I’m still working on losing the physical weight.
I have learned, however, that the spiritual weight I had been carrying around over those years was so much heavier than the physical weight. The bitterness, anger, unforgiveness….. Revelation Wellness® taught me (and trained me to help others!) realize that I can walk in freedom. Freedom from sugar addiction. Freedom from guilt and shame. Freedom from past sin. Freedom from negative body image. That the Lord cares more about the condition of my heart than the number on the scale. When I surrender to His will, when I ask Him to reveal the greater truths of my physical condition based on what’s inside my heart… It might hurt. But it’s where real weight loss begins.