Sunday, March 18, 2012

Day 3 of discipline

What in the world is she talking about, and why is she sharing it with me?  I am sharing this, because by writing it out, I will hold myself even more accountable.  I am doing a 7 day cleanse, and I am beginning my third day.  This by far will be the most challenging day because we just got invited to someone's house for lunch.  I'm a little scared, and I don't want to break.  

You can find the link to my cleanse here

But let me give you a little recap.  

Friday:  Day one, my diet consisted of fruit and only fruit.  All the fruit I can handle, except for bananas.  That was all good until I came home from work and grilled brats for the boys.  They also had some chips and fruit.  As much as I wanted to break, it was day one.  I'm not a quitter.

Saturday:  Day two, I began my day with a baked potato with one pat of butter.  The rest of the day was all veggies.  It wasn't too bad, because I was looking forward to some saltiness after having fruit the day before.  Jer was left to fend for himself and made burgers and hashbrowns.  I so wanted to break, but I stuck to it.  What is 7 days.  

Sunday:  All the fruits and veggies I can handle.  No potatoes and no bananas.  I had a peach and an orange for breakfast and have an apple to snack on on the way to church.  We're about to leave for church soon, and got invited to someone's house for lunch.  They are having a BBQ.  I think I will be bringing a bag of cauliflower, brocolli and carrots.  I don't want to seem rude, but I am being tested.  Had I known of the invitation earlier, I wouldn't have started the cleanse on Friday.  But I did start it on Friday, and I have two days under my belt.  He is testing me. 

This is not just about loosing those last 10 pounds of baby weight (which I have already lost two of), it's about discipline and becoming closer to God our Savior.  Lent isn't about giving up something for 40 days(ish) that you could really do without anyway, it's about challenging yourself and finding ways to become closer to Him.  I want to do this, I want to prove to God how much I love him, and how much I appreciate the sacrifices He made for me.  Pray for me...

Job 5:17
"Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty."

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