Every day I work with patients who are struggling to lose weight by incorporating a whole food plant-based diet. After the initial 30 days, I usually have them follow up to encourage them and give them accountability. I have begun to see a trend among most if not all of my patients…we are impatient and constantly worry about tomorrow.
When you spend many years creating your current health situation, you cannot expect to eat healthily in one month to reverse all the damage. Yes, we all reap what we sow, but you don’t reap the same day that you sow. Would you expect a seed to grow into a mature plant the same day that you plant it? Of course not…guess what? The same goes for improving your health. It takes investment into your health to see future gains, which may be months to years. Remember, the more you reap, the more you will sow. Eat more healthy foods than unhealthy, and you push the balance towards good health.
Then there is this constant worry…worries that are often unwarranted. As a species, why do we worry about things that we do not have control over, and two are in the distant future? Give your worries over to God and focus on what you can do today at this moment. Can you eat a nutritious meal at lunch today? Of course, you can everything is a choice. Can you walk for 30 minutes today? Yes, you can, even if you don’t think you have the time. You have time to watch TV, etc., then you have time to invest in your health with exercise.
Time for no more excuses. Time for doing what you know needs to be done today, not tomorrow. Plan what you can do every day to make your life what you wish it to be and stop blaming yourself for all the failures. The past is done, and today is a new day, so step out into the sunshine and let your new life and attitude begin.
Be blessed and share your light!
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34