Laying Down Busy to Lose Weight

Uncategorized Jan 25, 2021

“I’ve been busy!”

Oh busy.  The common phrase we give our friends, family, acquaintances.

It probably comes as no surprise that living a frenetic lifestyle can lead to overeating. 

Rushing around all day can leave us feeling unsettled and restless.  And well, neither of those feel very good.  So why not use food to feel better?!

Plus, the busyness drains our energy, so we turn on automation mode and let our bad habits take over.


I find this to be a continual battle.  Not only for myself and also for my clients.

It can make taking care of our temples quite a struggle.

And consistency… forget it.  We have too much to do.  It is easier to focus on the kids, work, cleaning, and the rest of the to-do list than your health and well-being.


But what are the costs of this crazy life we are living?

Diabetes?  Heart Disease? Cancer? Depression?

Maybe you’re not to these points yet, but it is still be costing you…

  • Time and energy to play with your kids
  • Money spent on extra or wasted food, exercise programs, diet books
  • Joy in loving the creation of your body
  • Intimacy with your husband
  • Connection with friends and family

And the list goes on…


You know in your heart that if you are physically, spiritually, and emotionally healthy, your impact on the world will be much greater.


Then why do we struggle to be consistent in prioritizing the health of our temples?


But, I’m pretty confident I’ve coached through them all.


This week I’m holding a challenge to help women create more consistency in their lives.  If you want to join, click HERE.

While I'm so excited for this challenge, it also makes me a little sad because I know that only a few will invest the time and energy it takes.

I can't do it for them, even though I wish I could.  They need to choose to take the steps, stay committed and be intentional. 

A big part of that intention is laying down all the lists & tasks, down at Jesus’ feet, and letting go of the busy.


We can’t do it all.  We’re not God.  When we try to act like we are the reason the world keeps spinning, it leaves us spinning… right into a big bag of chips.


The Lord offers us better.  Jesus said, “Come to Me, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

We need rest.  We need to stop the frenetic living.  We need to go to Jesus and ask, “What do YOU need me to do today?”


I can venture to guess one thing He might say…

“Take care of that temple I gave you.”


“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20


Letting go is hard.  Especially when it means that we have to embrace discomfort rather than numbing and avoiding it with our distractions.

I get it.  I probably have too many things on my to-do list.  But every time I lay down my list at His feet, blessings abound.

Let all the blessings that flow from losing weight and caring for that temple abound today.



As I mentioned, I’ve coached my own frenetic life and so many others. Let me help you.  I offer FREE Discovery Calls so you can decide if losing weight, reclaiming self-control, and growing your confidence and freedom around food is right for you.  Sign-up for a call by clicking HERE.


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