The photo challenge for this week is “change”. We are asked to show photos that represent change.
I have to say that the word “change” brought many thoughts into my head. Life in a big family equals perpetual change. Some of my children are changing in stature, while many of them are changing/evolving into full adulthood. All of us (everyone in the family), I pray, are changing into becoming the best version he/she can be.
And that’s where I get my inspiration for this post. Because I am getting “older” and having some health issues AND I don’t take care of myself enough, I have decided to try to change and become the best version of myself. Therefore, I need to take some steps.
- Eat right (and lose weight in the process). I have been drinking green smoothies (fruit and kale or spinach) every day since December. I have lost 10 lbs but more importantly, I am eating better.
- Regular exercise. I have discovered Zumba and I absolutely love it. At the end of each song, no matter how grueling the workout, I still have the desire to do another song. No workout regiment has ever had that kind of effect on me.
- Get enough sleep. I am a night-owl but my schedule requires me to get up early. This is my biggest challenge. I need to make sure I get enough rest.
- Schedule quiet reflection time with God. Having regular prayer has always been a struggle for me but I know I need prayer in order to become the best me I possibly can be. Learning about God’s love for me can only help me.
Doing all this will bring about positive change in my life. I know I will fall several times, but I know these are necessary steps to take in order to be really who I am supposed to be. And maybe someday, I will be able to fit in this. 🙂
To find out more about the challenge go to Weekly Photo Challenge – Change.