2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Seems simple, doesn’t it? The key to getting Skinny 4 Jesus is to get out of your old rut and go places you’ve never been before. Living a life that is full and abundant! If we are in Christ, we are becoming new and old things have passed away. One problem though, we have to let go of the old dead thing so we can grab on to the new, living thing!
Not sure what I’m talking about? Try each week, or even each month to replace an old, negative habit with a new, positive one. It could be with your diet or your activity level, whichever you want to tackle. Maybe everyday at 3 pm you take a break from whatever you are doing and you have a mid-afternoon cookie snack. Maybe try replacing that cookie snack with peanut butter on crackers for a week, and then replace it with eating a piece or two of fruit or some veggies. The fruit and veggies will be more satisfying and more helpful to your waist line as well. Maybe you’re drinking whole milk and you want to lose the fat but also keep your food as “whole” as possible? Twitch to 2% milk for a week, and then try almond milk or coconut milk (personally I don’t have a problem with soy milk, but that’s up to you). Just be sure you get the unsweetened variety! Maybe you could pick up a new fruit or vegetable each week and experiment with having it and see if you’d like it. DO SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT!
Maybe you want to get more active! Try something new, try a new activity. Maybe bike riding, or rock climbing, dancing, kick-boxing.
You might not be at the fitness level to do the previous activities. Why not walk to the kitchen “just because” you can! Trust me, there are a lot of people who can’t. Try five minutes a day and just walk around the house. Can’t do five minutes? Try 4, 3, 2, 1 or even 30 seconds! Do whatever you can, just do what you haven’t been doing before!