No Excuses/No Regrets

 "Don't let today's excuses become tomorrow's regrets." 
(Steven Furtick)

I'm pretty good at making excuses.  
Oh, not outloud, spoken ones. 
 Just quiet, inner ones.
They're comforting somehow - intially.
But the comfort is short-lived.  
Today I will be more cognizant 
of this paralyzing habit of excuse-making.
I will beat my excuses to their punch.
Day lilies are called that because their bloom lasts only for one day...
Today is the only "bloom" I'm given.
I will NOT let today's excuses become tomorrow's regrets!

Manage Your Mind

If you’re serious about defeating temptation you must manage your mind. 
 (David Chrzan on Twitter)
"And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing.  Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure and lovely, and admirable.  think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.  Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me--everything you heard from me and saw me doing.  Then the God of peace will be with you."
(Apostle Paul, Philippians 4:8-9)

Walk More

Walking was part of our day yesterday....
and through an older neighbrohood's  House and Garden Walk.
I just read this quote with no credit given: 
"The sedentary lifestyle is the smoking of our generation"
It is SO easy for me to drift into a sedentary lifestyle.  
I need to keep pushing myself to be more active.
Anyone else? 

His Part/My Part

Patience is key to acheiving our goals. It involves the act of placing our concern in the hands of our Lord, and leaving it there.

Just as it appeared in Motivation to Live Well in my sidebar today...spelling error and all.  It has particular significance to me this evening.  My retreat time last week was an experience in "placing (my) concern in the hands of the Lord, and leaving it there".

Both the scale and blood pressure cuff testify to the faithfulness of God.  I have placed my concerns about weight and general health in His hands while I do my part to eat and act in a healthy way.


Worth a Few Pounds

 My recent time spent at the Abbey of Gethsemani
were worth a few pounds!
(Giving them up, that is.)
 Hiking, simple meals and drinking lots of water
 played a role in helping me drop a few (pounds).  
I returned home rested and feeling quite healthy!