In any undertaking in my life, faith has to be the foundation that success is built on. Making changes to my eating and exercise habits are very much connected to my faith in God. Yes, there are choices that I have to make and things I have to do. I can't blame failure on Him. Neither can I say my success is only because of Him. But the truth is, I have to do my part and He does His. I rely and trust in Him to help me in these areas where I feel weak. But I still have to take action. So, yes, I joined the gym, started my journal and realized that more steps need to be taken to accomplish my goals. Faith is an action. Without action, faith is dead.
One of the thoughts that prevail in my mind is that my body is a temple. And since it is a temple, I have a responsibility to make sure that I'm treating it in a respectable manner. Carrying around excess weight is not in line with a life of faith. It's disrespectful to put garbage in the temple or allow it to be sluggish and not operate at its fullest potential. So my faith has a direct connection to the actions that I must take to be a healthier me.
This year, I plan to let my faith be the fuel that burns in me to do better than I did in 2012. And I have to push myself to do more and not become complacent with the small accomplishments. I challenge you to use your faith to help you reach your goals.