Our status quo mindsets can’t be carried into 2021. Let’s reset our health goals!!!
I’m here at a gym that is going to be packed the next four weeks with people with great intentions, but unless they have three very important things, they most likely will not be here on February 1st. Over the next three weeks, I want to share what I have found to be crucial in achieving the next level of goals.
They could be relational goals. They could be career goals. They could be spiritual goals or they could be health goals. The first thing you must have is a mindset that encourages growth and lines up with what God says about you and his promises. In Proverbs 23:7, it says “as a man thinks so is he.” In my heart, I consider myself a non-gym goer, but the pain of carrying that regret each day is getting rather heavy. Did you notice I used the words non-gym goer, and I probably looked down at the time, instead of saying I’m lazy when it comes to working out. Generally the negative voices we hear in our heads, they speak lies about our identity. They’re not the truth about who God made you and has called you to be.
It’s amazing how we allow ourselves to get away with our non- empowering voices in our heads and in our routines. Yet, we desperately desire the opposite of what those lies are telling us.
Do you see Jennifer working out over here?
She is a world-class athlete.
She is a professional bodybuilder.
She knows what it takes to get in shape.
She knows discipline at a level most of us will never ever know. Yet, Jennifer would tell each of us that it starts with our minds. When we get our minds in shape then anything is possible. I hope you are not convincing yourself right in this moment that you would work out, but you don’t have the time or perhaps the money. With or without a gym membership, we can all do something.
We can start with walking. We can start with jumping rope in the air. We can do girl push-ups. We can do sit-ups with our hands in front of our heads, right Jennifer? We can stretch, or we can run/walk… just take a break every now and then. Let’s all make a plan and let’s let someone know that they can hold us accountable.
She heard me.
You must have a buddy, a companion and a cheerleader. Let’s take on 2021 with a vengeance. Let me leave you with this, “whatever hinders our path and the place we would rather be, must be dealt with.”