Yesterday, in church, the Pastor said:
“Devotion Requires Sacrifice.”
IMMEDIATELY my mind began to reel. How true this is! And OF COURSE I was thinking in context of Diet. Exercise.Weight Loss. Etcetera.
If you are going to be completely devoted to something, you MUST be willing to have sacrifices!
“I want to lose 10 lbs.”
And how will you lose 10lbs?
Diet. Exercise. But not just diet and exercise. Consistency… Motivation… Willpower…Drive… DEVOTION. If you say you that you WANT to lose 10 lbs and you MEAN it and you are DEVOTED to losing those 10lbs…then be prepared to SACRIFICE. And that means…
NO you can not have JUST ONE COOKIE.
NO you can not have ONLY A SMALL SECOND SERVING.
NO you can not SKIP YOUR WORKOUT BECAUSE YOU ARE TIRRRRRRED.
NO you can not PUT ON YOUR FAT PANTS AND CALL IT A DAY.
NO you can not TASTE THE BROWNIES THAT YOU MADE FOR THE SCHOOL BAKE SALE.
NO you can not GET WASTED BECAUSE ITS YOUR FRIENDS BIRTHDAY.
NO you can not START OVER TOMORROW OR ON MONDAY OR NEXT MONTH.
And you will get REWARDED 10 fold.
WILL feel awesome
WILL look awesome
WILL have more confidence
WILL lose cravings for all the junk
WILL start to crave a healthier lifestyle
WILL look forward to working out
Will buy new amazing clothes
Will do so much more and will get so much more and will feel so much more because of the SACRIFICE you made so you could be DEVOTED to losing those 10 LB’s!
Is it even a sacrifice anymore? Or more of an easy decision. An exchange, if you will.
Do I want a cookie or do I want to FREAKING LOOK AMAZING?
Do I want to be lazy today or do I want to FEEL ON TOP OF THE WORLD?
YOU WILL SUCCEED IF YOU ARE DEVOTED TO YOUR GOAL.
DEVOTION REQUIRES SACRIFICE.
THESE LITTLE SACRIFICES WILL REWARD YOU 10-FOLD.
Comment below if I motivated you in any way because THAT is what I am here for!!!!!
Samantha, Fit Mom