I am 4 days in to living a more disciplined life and so far so good.
I believe accountability is really what's going to help me see my goals through to the end. Therefore, I talked it over with my hubby and we're going to sign up with a budget coach. According to Dave Ramsey, personal finance is 20% head knowledge and 80% behavior. I agree 100%. I know what I should be doing. I know how to budget, crunch numbers, but my actions aren't lining up with what I know. I'm ready to humble myself in every area of my life.
Another goal that's important to me has to do with my eating habits and exercise. I am reading Lysa Terkeurst's book, Made to Crave. If you haven't read it, you should. It has already ministered to me. It's amazing to me how similar our life experiences can be. During my devotional time this morning, I feel like my eyes were opened to a simple truth. Best-selling authors reveal their journeys with God through their books. They had to live what they wrote about. There was no shortcuts.
Reality check: I want the rewards but not the work.
This was hard to realize about myself, but I know it to be true. I have been talking about the weight I want (I'm going) to lose for years now, but I've never saw it through until the end because what was being required of me felt like too much to ask.
As I'm moving forward in this journey, I'm praying the Lord will help me endure to the end.