One Word for 2016

I have one word for you, 2016: HEALTH! 2015 went by fast, like lightning. It went by so fast with so much going on that I feel like I had no time to even think about healthy choices. I ate out more than I have in the past and chose watching TV over working out. This post is more than just me writing about getting healthy; its about how health is more than just the number of pounds our bodies hold.

Compassion International
Compassion International

If healthy choices are done correctly, you shouldn’t be one extreme or the other. You shouldn’t necessarily be super skinny or obese because in the big picture, its all about the internal numbers rather than the number on the scale. Its about blood pressure, blood sugar, BMI, cholesterol, and calorie intake vs. calories burned. I am not a health expert or anything of the sort. This is all based off of my personal study to get myself healthy.

Healthy choices also include those of mental health. I am not just talking about serious mental illness. For example: you can be depressed without being diagnosed with clinical depression that requires serious medication and therapy. I am mainly talking about what keeps you going throughout the days, weeks, months, and years. A lot of this is influenced by your relationships with others and your relationship with Jesus Christ. As you keep reading, keep the resolutions that you made last week in mind.

Since fall, I have been blogging to shine a light on an organization that is near and dear to my heart: Compassion International. Read how I got involved HERE. A good portion of these children are not healthy, physically or mentally. A lot of them are malnourished. Think of one cheeseburger every couple of days. Could you survive on that? I couldn’t. Some aren’t as unfortunate and have enough meals to keep them somewhat healthy. Some have been abandoned by their parents. Think of what that can do to the physical and mental health of a child. (I will be writing more about abandonment later this week.)

So with 362 days left of 2016, consider sponsoring a child. While I get healthy and while you get healthy, you can also help me and many, many others help a child get healthy as well. A sponsorship provides: Medical checkups, which often save lives; Nutritious food; Health and hygiene training; Educational assistance; Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief; Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children; Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God. Click Here to search for the child you are supposed to sponsor.

Please like, share, comment, and/or follow my blog. AND REMEMBER! Comments made before January 16 enters you to win the prize of my second giveaway described in the post Giveaway…s!!! The prize to win is another journal and a $25 gift card of your choice (combined: $50 value). If you choose not to enter but want to comment anyway, make note of that in your comment. 🙂

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God Bless xoxo

7 thoughts on “One Word for 2016

  1. I love how you say that healthy isn’t being super thin and being super big. I’ve been eating clean and have lost 45 pounds. I still have 30 or so to go but I know I will get there!

    Your journal is beautiful!

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    • I’ve now been on both sides of the spectrum. I was super skinny not for the longest time. Now, I work in an office and according to my BMI, I am obese! Other than that, I am healthy. Good for you!! I am trying to eat cleaner but it’s hard due to my living situation. Thank you for returning, reading, and responding.

      *You are entered into the giveaway


  2. I love that your health focus is so balanced. I am starting this year off with a fast. And I am sure I’ll lose weight (I need to) but I am really doing it because I need a whole heart change when it comes to taking care of my body. We can cheer one another on this year!! 🙂

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