A boundary is something that indicates the farthest limit. Depending on your point of view, you might see a boundary as something that limits you but as I began implementing a few boundaries in my life I realized these boundaries gave me a sense of freedom.
Zachariah 9:12: King James Bible
Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;
It is good to be a prisoner of HOPE. I would have to admit, I was at one time a slave or prisoner to the flesh (letting it eat just what it wanted and when it wanted). I learned that the “flesh” will really boss you around if you let it dominate you. You have to say “NO”!
TIP: Discipline is Freedom
Here are a few simple boundaries I have set in my life:
Eating Out – I make a decision: “How many times a week will I allow myself to eat out?”
Erasing – If I eat debit food, I will drink a fiber drink with plenty of water knowing the erasing benefits of fiber and water. I will also do the three-minute Hoe-Down exercise to immediately lower blood sugar.
Water first – Before tea, water, or a healthy Zevia Soda, I will first drink a big glass of water so I do not allow the other to take the place of water my body needs for optimum metabolism.
Eat Before 7:30 – Most emotional eating is done after 7:30 at night.
Eat slow enough to recognize when I am full. Eat soon enough to avoid being wildly hungry and eating too much. Know where you are on the Hunger/Full Index.
These are just a few. Crazy as they may seem, they have really made a difference for me. It is the little things that make a big difference.
Call to Action:
Join me in writing out your own personal boundaries you wish to commit to from now until January 2.
Learn How to Do Hoe Downs and implement this strategy after any Debit Foods eate. FIND AND LINK
Collect some simple healthy inch loss recipes to use as replacements for a few old favorites. Note: Although I don’t agree with every single part of Paleo eating, it is very similar to what we have always done in Fabufit. It is close to nature and there are delicious recipes. Just search for “Paleo Recipes” and you will be amazed at the treasure house of recipes out there. I’m sharing with you on this blog the favorite ones I am finding. Share with us what you find, try, and like. See the blog entitled: Paleo – the Good and Not so Good by clicking on this link. http://bit.ly/15RbOei
Philippians 2:13 (NASB) For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.