I am about to enter into a forty day fast of sorts. I am committed to walking through forty days without many of my daily comforts. I would like to say I am spiritually motivated in this venture, but I was first motivated by my desire for weight loss and health. As I looked at the meal plan I would be committing to for the next season of my journey, I began to consider this next forty days as much more than a journey on the scale.
I have committed to my journey being about wellness as opposed to weight loss and I find that helpful. I find the spiritual journey to be an unfolding of it’s own kind. This next forty days feels as if it is a time when I plan to focus less on the gym and my workouts and more on my spirit and my faith. I don’t know what it will look like. I don’t know what it will result in…but I trust that God is going to lead me and teach me more about myself and Him.
I will be eating for nutrition only and my options will be limited and somewhat dull. But I will eat enough to sustain myself and learn how my mind and heart respond when I desire or crave something which I will not allow myself. I will learn more about the power of my mind, body and spirit. I am committed to living each day out with the recognition that this is a choice I am making and one that has an end in sight…but also very aware that I go through my day-to-day, denying myself of very little. I believe the timing is right and the journey will be worthwhile.