Day Thirty: Weight Loss God’s Way


DAY THIRTY: WEIGHT LOSS GOD’S WAY

In our last WOD (workout of the day) together…let’s do HAPPY!

But first let’s talk about happiness.

The world is consumed by the pursuit of happiness. We try a little bit of this and a little bit of that hoping to GET happy. “You deserve to be happy”….oh what a dangerous saying. In the echoes of that statement marriages implode, careers get trashed, and bodies go under the knife.

Solomon was the wisest and richest man to ever live. He went on the ultimate pursuit of happiness; sex, wine, food, money, knowledge, and power were all his for the taking. And in the end he found it all empty and lacking. Sound familiar to your fitness pursuits?

Day Twenty Five: Weight Loss God’s Way


Day Twenty Five: Weight Loss God’s Way But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.  Galatians 5:21-22 The Gospels often talk about fruit…fruit that our lives will produce when we are living lives in Christ. Fruit is organic and… Continue reading Day Twenty Five: Weight Loss God’s Way

Day Twenty Three: Weight Loss God’s Way


DAY TWENTY THREE: WEIGHT LOSS GOD’S WAY

THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE, BUT FOOLS DESPISE WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION. PROVERBS 1:7

Each day when we make decisions, we are either making our decisions based on love or fear. Love moves toward being uncovered, known, and vulnerable while fear runs away. Running away is the kind of fear that the world knows. It’s the fear that you and I experienced as children when we disobeyed our parents and feared punishment. This is worldly fear. This is small and trembling fear. This is NOT Godly fear.

THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE. BUT PERFECT LOVE DRIVES OUT FEAR, BECAUSE FEAR HAS TO DO WITH PUNISHMENT. THE ONE WHO FEARS IS NOT MADE PERFECT IN LOVE. 1 JOHN 4:18

It’s important we talk about fear in our training time together. I believe it is at the very root of why you make some unfavorable choices. You feel alone, not seen, or not heard and that leaves you feeling vulnerable and afraid. So you overeat to comfort yourself or you calorie restrict to earn love, approval, and affection from others. Just like an abandoned child we will do whatever we have to do to survive. Fear keeps us running hard and long.

Day Seventeen: Weight Loss God’s Way


Day Seventeen: Weight Loss God’s Way

Okay. Confession time. How many times are you stepping on and off the scale each day? In our second training session I asked you to put the scale away. Why? Because most of us have allowed the scale to be our God who gets the final say on our worth.

This made me laugh. You see, I have not once stepped on the scale since I started Alisa’s programme. Not once – except for today. I can feel I’ve lost a bit of weight, and so I thought, “why not?” And I have – I’ve lost about 2.5 pounds, but that’s not really the point though, is it? It’s about being healthy… read further to see what Alisa says.

Day Sixteen: Weight Loss God’s Way


DAY SIXTEEN: WEIGHT LOSS GOD’S WAY

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10

Today’s Workout Of The Day (WOD) is for everyone! Good news! It’s only seven minutes long!

Our lives are comprised of a series of choices. Choose quality over quantity every day. Specifically, when it comes to your wellness, choose quality when it comes to the following three things:

Day Fourteen: Weight Loss God’s Way


DAY FOURTEEN: WEIGHT LOSS GOD’S WAY

“That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9

This verse has always excited me – it is filled with such promise and such hope, and such love from God to us, if only we would (could) trust the process, trust him. Guess that’s why my word for 2015 is trust.

We can’t trust what we see. We can’t trust what we hear. We can’t even trust our own thoughts. It’s not like God is playing a trick on us or something. In fact, it’s his way of helping us take a load off.

DAY THIRTEEN: WEIGHT LOSS GOD’S WAY


DAY THIRTEEN: WEIGHT LOSS GOD’S WAY

We have been training together for almost two weeks! How are you doing? You have gone to work with God in setting up a new foundation in which to build this time. And to think…we barely even talked about physical exercise or food. Great job! I know you are probably anxious about some things, but remember…you said you would trust the process. Thank you for staying true to your promise.

Let’s review your part so far:

You stepped on the scale (maybe) one last time, and you have not weighed yourself since.