"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh." 2 Corinthians 10:3
Yesterday, I digressed from my topic of weight loss. I wrote what was on my heart at the moment. A topic that often keeps me awake. A topic that I often need to pray about. The topic of mental health and treatment approaches.
This morning, I am going to stay on track with my mission of getting healthy. I continue to read and reflect on Dr. Caroline Leaf's book, Think and Eat Yourself Smart. I often find my mind wandering to different areas that interest me, or that I am passionate about. When my mind drifts from one passionate thought to the next, I lose focus on my original intention and then I never meet my goals. So this morning, even though there are so many areas that I would love to think and write about, I am choosing to stay focused on my mission of getting healthy! Speaking of that...I had an opening in my schedule so I went to the gym and took a Cardio Combat class. Even though I was not able to perform high impact exercise, I was able to endure the class. I felt so good when I was done! I have been making healthy food choices over the last few days and I can already feel my energy coming back! I have every intention of staying focused so that I can get rid of the extra 30-40 pounds.
Okay, back to the prologue of Think and Eat Yourself Smart. Dr. Leaf has divided this book into three parts: Admit It, Quit It, and Beat It. "Admit It" is about gathering information on the Modern American Diet (MAD) and admitting that our current food is not the food that God intended for us to eat. We are eating fake food instead of real food. "Quit It" focuses on the power of the mind and the impact of toxic thinking and toxic food choices on the brain and body. "Beat It" deals with lifestyle changes that can help us begin the task of thinking and eating ourselves smart.
In Dr. Leaf's words, "We can change nothing until we fully comprehend what needs to be changed. Just as every action first begins with a thought, we, as the children of the Creator of this beautiful universe, first have to understand the broken food system we face (Col. 1:15-20). We have to take these thoughts captive unto Christ Jesus, asking him to guide our minds and show us the way forward (2 Cor. 10:5). And, as we renew the way we think about what we eat and how we eat it, we take the first step to renewing our health and the health of God's wonderful planet (Rom 12:2). Only after we admit it can we quit it and beat it. The choice is ours."