When my pants got too tight for comfort, I decided to embark on a lifestyle change. I enlisted the help of my longtime friend, Marla, a personal trainer and certified health and wellness coach, and began eating healthier and more often, and making time for exercise.
After just a few weeks, my pants felt looser, and I could breathe easier. And then they got so loose I had to start wearing a belt to keep them from falling to my knees. After 12 weeks, I looked and felt stronger and had lost 13 pounds — and a taste for junk food.
And that was the worst part. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart, and tummy, for doughnuts. But the last time I ate one, I found it less than satisfying after retraining my body to run on healthy food. Doughnuts no longer have the appeal for me they once did. Nor do Raising Cane’s chicken fingers. Or a lot of other things I used to enjoy.
As I lamented that loss, I realized the same can be true for spiritual matters. After tasting and experiencing abundant life through Jesus Christ, what the world has to offer is less than satisfying.
Christian, wife, mother of 5, breast cancer survivor, marathon finisher, writer and editor, author of "Help! I'm a Science Project"