I’m sitting here watching the men’s 4×400 relay as the Bahaman team beats out the US for the gold medal. These men have trained for YEARS for this moment. They crave the medal so much they can feel its heaviness around their necks.
I don’t know if I can relate to the craving for an Olympic medal. I crave chocolate. Specifically peanut butter cups, on a regular basis. I crave to be a good wife and mom, so I read books and blogs almost daily. I crave to homeschool my kids and prove all the nay-sayers wrong. That’s motivating.
But I don’t crave the grueling training and exercise that develops a healthy body. Eating food? Not a problem. Losing weight? Yes, I’d like to. But nothing seems to work; or at least I can’t seem to motivate myself to stick with a weight loss program.
Lysa Terkeurst, in her study Made to Crave, states, “What I want to do is help you find your want-to – that missing link of spiritual and mental motivation that this time really will make the difference.”
That’s a big claim.
But that’s what I need on my weight loss journey. A want-to. I feel like the Apostle Paul so many times when he proclaims, the things I do I don’t want to do; and the things I don’t do are the ones I desire to do. That is SO me!
I’m going to try this out to see if her claim really does make a difference in my life. This study will take 6 weeks. I’ll be watching the DVD and plowing through the study guide.
I’ll be honestly sharing what I learn and the challenges I decide to tackle; and I’ll be partnering up with Audria and her blog At the Well. I hope you will join us. You can read her introductory post HERE.
I’ve heard good things about this study, so I am hopeful.