Hi guys! Last week I launched my third year blogging at Beyond the Dinner Table with a post on four things to consider before quitting sugar or starting another restrictive diet. I felt refreshed after writing it as I’ve personally spent the last year reanalyzing the way I (and our culture) look at health and nutrition. The thought of NOT dieting and NOT eliminating some kind of “unhealthy” food is hard for most of us because society idolizes those who control their body through diets and weight loss... and shames those who don’t.
However, nutrition is so much more than counting macronutrients, eating superfoods, and burning calories. (And, it definitely isn’t about a perfect number on the scale.) Good nutrition stems from a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body. And, ultimately I believe that these healthy relationships begin with where we find our identity (...but please note this is based on my religious beliefs).
So that being said, if you’re like me and have done away with restrictive diets to focus on having healthy relationships with God, others, and yourself in 2018, here are some suggestions of what to do instead! After all, you’ll likely have a bunch more time and energy!
18 Things to Do Besides Dieting in 2018
Wooh! That list was packed with a lot of ideas... but it also got me excited to be intentional with my time, health, faith, and relationships in 2018!
Now without further ado... let’s have a giveaway! All of the products in this “Inspired 2018 Blogiversary Giveaway” were purchased by me, and I did not receive any compensation for sharing these products or links today.
Inspired 2018 Blogiversary Giveaway
One fortunate reader will be chosen randomly on Saturday night (January 13, 2017) to win all of the following products:
1. Make It Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live on Purpose. by Lara Casey
Lara, the creator of the Powersheets intentional goal planner I use, writes, “ is forYour time has come to take a leap of faith. Join me as we surrender our fears, end the chase for perfection, and say yes to cultivating the meaningful lives God desires for us. You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them.”
2. The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming by Sally & Sarah Clarkson
This book is a must-read for any woman wanting to make their house a home... and I’m only five chapters into it! “In our deepest hearts, we want to be a place where our spirits are filled. A lifegiving haven of warmth, rest, and joy that will encourage everyone who enters it; a welcoming respite in an isolated culture.
“Join beloved authors Sally and Sarah Clarkson to discover the path to a lifegiving home―from a mother who’s known for creating one and her daughter who was raised in it. This is their story: a story about a home where a real family learned to flourish, grow, and belong. Together they offer a treasury of wise advice and spiritual principles to help you create a place for all that is beautiful, good, holy, and foundational to life.
will lead you on a new path to creating special memories for your children; establishing God-centered traditions; and cultivating an environment your family will cherish their whole lives long.”
3. God’s Love Endures Forever Colouring Book + Double-Ended Coloured Pencils
If your self-care includes colouring and meditating on scripture, then you’ll enjoy this adult colouring book. Not your thing? I give you full permission to regift!
4. ESV Compact Bible
The perfect-sized Bible to fit in your purse or diaper bag, so you always have encouragement wherever you go (...especially if you’re trying to reduce screen time in the New Year).
All you have to do to enter the Inspired 2018 Blogiversary GIVEAWAY is:
Update: Congratulations, Suzanne! Thank you for all the participation on the blog and on social media! See you in February!
All the best!!!
Hello, I'm Erin – a follower of Christ, wife, mama of two, and registered dietitian. Welcome to my blog where I write about intentional motherhood, intuitive eating, inspired discipleship, and whatever else I feel like!
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