Monday, December 4, 2017

3 Habits I’m leaving in 2017


December is my favorite month for two reasons.

1) Christmas
2) New Year’s Resolutions

I have been thinking about 2018 since October. This year has flown by and thankfully I am not the same woman I was at the beginning of this year. In the spirit of progress here are 3 habits I’m leaving in 2017.

1. Insecurity about my looks
From the time I was twelve I have hated the way I look. Thankfully over the past thirteen years I have gotten more comfortable in my skin. However there are still small things that I do to cover up and hide. Although I don’t wear much of it, make up has been something I’ve been hiding behind and I am leaving that habit in 2017. Unless it’s a formal event or performance I will be bare faced and free!

2. Weight Gain
Since my thyroid surgery in 2013 I have been steadily gaining weight. I got comfortable with my size and fell into a defeatist mindset about losing weight and being healthy. At the beginning of this year I weighed over 200 lbs., thankfully through consistent exercise and portion control I have dropped 20 lbs and a pants size! Before 2017 I was comfortable with my unhealthy eating habits and my lazy exercise habits. This year has sparked a change and I am going to continue fighting to break through every plateau I reach as I push to live a healthy life.

3. Spiritual Laziness
I am beyond done taking everyone’s word for it when it comes to God. I have been stuck in a cycle of laziness with my faith for years. And I am at the point that I refuse to spend the rest of my life as an average Christian with basic bible knowledge and a half committed heart. The biggest way I hope to change this is increase the frequency of my quiet time and the amount of scripture I memorize. I want to know God for myself from his word as 2 Timothy 2:15 pushes us all to do. As much as I love my pastor and the different bible study tools I have access to, I don’t want them to be the anchor of my faith I want his Word to be my anchor.

What habits are you leaving in 2017? Tell me about it in the comments!

Peace and Blessings




8 comments:

  1. Your post is very honest and i think as you press into Jesus and allow Him to pour out His love on your heart you will find Yourself running after Him. the other thing that happens is you begin to love yourself and see yourself as precious which in turn sparks a desire to look after yourself and be healthy. It all begins with Him, bless you xx

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    1. Amen! I agree he is the source of all positive change, thanks for commenting!

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  2. I agree with these things going. I will be honest, I have struggled with all three. I have had moments where I hated my appearance. Recently, my weight has been an issue. I have been taking a class at my gym and my weight hasn't really moved much. And I had a two week bout with spiritual laziness that almost killed me. Just like you, they are not going into 2018. Thanks for sharing - Charlene - https://faithtoraisenate.com

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    1. I'm so glad you didn't let that time of spiritual laziness take you out! Keep fighting sis 2018 is going to be amazing!

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  3. I need to work on not worrying about the weight gain too. A couple years ago I lost over 20 lbs but gained 10 of it back. But I am much happier now than before. I am slowly becoming more comfortable with myself. Thank you for the inspiration! :)

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    1. Glad I could help! I pray you continue to love your body and keep pushing to make it the best it can be :)

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  4. Amen! Especially the last one! πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

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    1. This is the year to get it together! I'm right there with you sis !

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