[callout]This series of posts is taken from the 9th Principle in my book Like Ice Cream: The Scoop on Helping the Next Generation Fall in Love with God’s Word. These three posts explore the three aspects of making it a priority. You can read about the first one here and the second one here.[/callout]
In the first four months of this year, I lost 20 pounds. (See the title of my book for a hint as to why I needed to.) In the five months since then, I have kept most of it off, but I’m currently about 8-9 pounds up from my lowest.
One word: Effort.
The first four months of the year, there were only a handful of days I didn’t work out. I did one of those 90-day, this-is-insane-and-fun-and-painful-and-beneficial-all-at-the-same-time workouts.
And it worked. And it was worth it. And…it took a heap of effort.
In the last five months I have only worked out a couple times a week. Sometimes not at all. No surprise some of the weight is back.
But it’s worth it. Oh…is it worth it!
Below is the final section of the chapter on Making It A Priority.