Tamara Kaye Severin
|Posted on January 26, 2014 at 9:47 PM||comments (10)|
Every January it seems everyone jumps on the New Year's Resolution bandwagon. Usually I do too! But this year, I decided to make a resolution to stick to doing the things I was already doing. Things that would make a difference in the quality of my life.
Many of you know a few years ago I eliminated sugar from my diet. Not easy feat in todays fast-food-immediate-gratification society. For me, that meant staying away from packaged foods and focusing on fresh ingredients for my meal choices. Quite often I find myself in the grocery store instead of the drive through; buying an apple and a few slices of turkey or a pouch of tuna.
For me, it's a matter of not creating inflammation in my body. Not only does inflammation inhibit the body from fighting disease and illness, it takes up space in ones body! It really does make you "fluffy"! Since ridding myself of inflammation I breath easier (I always thought I had sinus problems) I don't get sick, (it's been YEARS ) and I look better, not to mention feel better than I have in many years.
However, for my husband it was a different motivation. He was recently told that either he change his diet or submit himself to a lifetime of medicine and injections: hello diabetes. I'm happy to report due to an extreme makeover (of his diet) he has reversed that diagnosis and lost 25 pounds in the process! Goodbye diabetes.
It's not always easy for him or me, but we have determined walk our talk. It is the same resolution we made last year and we continue to discipline ourselves in order to achieve it. Sometimes, we need to be specific in the actual steps needed to reach the goal in order to achieve the goal. Remember, we have been given a spirit of Power, Love and Self Discipline (2 Timothy 1:7). Have a great year!