Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Trying to stay the course

I am currently reading a book by Chantel Hobbs. She talks about at the end of her book some thing called "bye week". A bye week is basically a scheduled/essential break from your wellness routine. Giving you and your body time to refocus on your goals without the pressure of "having to do something" like weighing in. She goes on to talk about how many people quit doing something they are succeeding at, simply because of the pressure to maintain momentum. People who never take a break lose focus and failure takes over and they give up.

I do not want to give up, and I won't!

Basically the off week would be used for Prayer, reading, listening to music..doing the things you love without the added pressure of "weighing in". Giving yourself a boost to recharge your body and mind.

I love this idea! Devoting more time to God and thanking him for the results he has given me on this amazing journey:)
Everyone hits roadblocks it's how you repond to them...that will choose your path.


  1. I think this is really wise. It's basically what I'm doing right now and it wasn't my idea but I just felt led by the Holy Spirit to "fast" so to speak, from the routine like you mention. It has only been a week and what is happening is pretty amazing. I am doing it for a few weeks right now but when that time is over I can see myself repeating it on a smaller scale, perhaps a "bye" week every couple months . I highly recommend this idea!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love this idea. I have been so convicted lately because I feel so focused on staying on track and I feel like I am not spending enough time with God. I feel like if I don's stay on track there are a ton of people that are just waiting for me to fail. Thanks for your encouragement in this.