I can’t believe its been over three years since I “accidentally” stumbled upon Trim Healthy Mama! Looking back at this journey I’ve learned three things that apply not just to Trim Healthy Mama, but to all of life!
Consistency is Key
Consistently eating according to the Trim Healthy Mama plan caused a mind-shift to happen. I’ve learned to think about food and life in a new way. I don’t worry about the occasional meal out, church potluck or holiday party because I know that three hours later I will be back on plan.
Being consistent with healthy habits makes healthy change happen in a way that is sustainable. The same is true for the rest of life too! Consistent habits, over time, provide dramatic change.
The Numbers Don’t Mean Anything
I knew I needed to loose some weight, but as I began to loose I realized that the numbers don’t really mean anything. I wanted to get back to the weight I was when I got married (and before three kids!). I had about 25 pounds to loose. I assumed that I would need to make a new goal after this because I had always carried a bit of extra weight. However, as I began loosing weight I realized that loosing inches and the number on the scale didn’t seem to correlate!
I would loose inches without the scale moving and then a couple weeks later, the scale would drop by five pounds. Now I’m the same weight I was at my wedding but two sizes smaller! It doesn’t make sense but it’s how it is! My body is in a good place now, a healthy place.
The same is true in the rest of life; numbers don’t mean anything. Am I making more of an impact if I have thousands of followers but they have little life change. Or am I making more of an impact if I have few followers but I’m influencing major growth and change in a few lives.
Even Though I’ve Changed, I’m Still the Same
Loosing weight didn’t change my body shape. I still have a straight, athletic body. I didn’t magically develop curves or a waist. However, my clothes do fit better, I look better, I feel stronger. Physically I’m better version of who I was. But I’m still worth the same. My value to God, my husband and my family is still the same; it isn’t based on my physical appearance.
Change can be scary. Changing what you do can seem to change who you are, but really, you are the same person. Just growing and changing into a (hopefully) better version of you! I want to be changing. I want the Fruit of the Spirit to be more evident in my life this year than the year before. But I don’t grow and change so I can be more important. I grow and change so I can become more and more like Christ, because that is what I’m called to.
How have you seen God changing you to be more like Himself?