I made a decision this week to reset my body using the Whole 30 program. On top of this, I am seeing a physical therapist to recover from two c-section births, as well as a regular exercise program of at least 2-3 times a week, aaaaand, my husband just put together my standing desk for work!

I noticed there was a pattern I needed to stop. I was creating excuses on why I wasn’t taking care of my body and why it wasn’t a priority. Part of the excuse was acquiring the role of motherhood.

In reality, what is the example I am setting for my kids if I neglect my body?

Wouldn’t I be a better role model if I set aside even 20 minutes a day to exercise? Wouldn’t it be fun if my kids joined in on exercise?

And what about the food I was putting into my body?

I was noticing every other day, I was experiencing brain fog and sometimes headaches. This was hindering me from carrying out everyday tasks as a wife, a mom, a co-worker, and most importantly, a disciple for God’s Kingdom purpose here on earth!

I’ve written a previous post on why we need to take care of our minds here, but our body is very much correlated to our minds and I was missing the “body” component. Paul said to the church:

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” Corinthians 6:19-20

At first I thought, well, “maybe if I just exercise, I can eat and drink as much as I want.” Buuuut, Paul also says,

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Isn’t it ironic when someone blesses their food before our Lord, and in the next minute shoves their mouth with Cheetos immediately after (see what I’m talking about in this funny youtube video here)? Literally, y’all, I felt such conviction when I saw this happening to me! Before I started Whole 30, I binged on my stash of candy the night before. SMH.

John once said,

“Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.” 3 John 1:2

The reason why I’m sharing this is because I believe the enemy knows he can tamper our calling through our health. And I believe John and Paul knew the enemy could “steal,kill, and destroy” from us through food and living a sedentary lifestyle.

I’ve experienced first hand how, especially, sugar, alcohol, and grains was creating a mental fog in my system and deep in my heart I knew there needed to be change. I was not 100% me. I wasn’t 100% around my children, my husband, or my friends.

I wasn’t confident and I’m about to change that.

So…with that said, pray for me in this journey and I hope you’re already on this journey as well. If not, I hope one day you will join me!

Love you all so much,

Patty