Jasmine's Place Issue No. 18 - May/June 2017 - Page 33

Remember your “why.” There is no way around it-temptation is going to come to your taste buds this summer. A great way to be proactive is to write down, or creatively construct a vision piece, that will help you to remember why you are making changes in what you allow into your mouth. So much fruit comes from a disciplined life, and this absolutely rings true when it comes to what foods we choose to consume. Throughout the Word of God, He instructed His people to build alters, or places to remember what He did. This is a great principle to apply to our health and wellness. Remember what you have already accomplished, and have a well-crafted vision for where you want to go. Create both outcome-oriented goals and process-oriented goals. As you are thinking about your plans for the summer you may find it helpful to write down one or two “big” goals for this summer. These large goals with an ultimate end in mind are outcome-oriented goals. Losing 20 pounds or toning your legs might be your outcome goals. You also need process- oriented goals, or small goals that help make your desired outcome a reality. If you want to tone your legs, you might make a process-oriented goal of engaging in resistance training for an hour 4 days a week. Don’t swing the pendulum too far to the left or right here, success always requires balance. You need both vision and a plan. Eat a small meal prior to the party. Let’s face it; if we are hungry we are going to have a harder time resisting all of the foods that will harm our minds and bodies. Try eating 10 almonds, a piece of fruit, a side salad, or a powder smoothie 30 minutes to an hour prior to an event Eat a small meal prior to the party. Let’s face it; if we are hungry we are going to have a harder time resisting all of the foods that will harm our minds and bodies. Almonds: http://www.picserver.org/a/almonds.html JASMINE'S PLACE 33