Today marks day 5 of our 24 day Challenge which means we are HALF way through our 10 day cleanse! It's going great, by the way... I was a little nervous because I have never done a cleanse before and I have a sensitive stomach so I wasn't sure what to expect but it has been totally doable!
So, since we are half way through the cleanse, we wanted to check in on our results - so yesterday we stepped on the scales. I lost 2 lbs and 1" in my waist which made me VERY excited; until John stepped on the scale....he is down 7lbs. Don't get me wrong, I am extremely happy for him and I celebrate his losses with a grateful heart BUT I would be lying if I said I didn't feel a ton of discouragement at that point.
I started the comparison game.
That was until I was reminded that this is NOT a competition between he and I but a competition with myself to be better than who I was! Then, I was thought of this scripture:
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." Philippians 4:8
Here are my new thoughts - things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy-
- Men and women burn fat at different rates and I feel GOOD, it doesn't matter what the scales say.
- I have stuck with this wellness plan, and unlike a "diet", it is a lifestyle change. In the past when I have tried to eat better and workout, I have failed miserably or I have cheated....these past five days - I have not cheated ONCE - that is HUGE for me.
- My husband is ROCKING this 24 day challenge and I really want to celebrate that with him.
- The time we are spending together working out - is the most precious time. We have been getting up early and truly having one on one time together. It's been like a date night every morning.
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