Time for the weekly challenges to begin again tomorrow morning (or today for you if you are jumping in mid-year)! So get ready, get set, and beginning on your journey: "The purpose of the challenges is to gently guide you away from the typical American diet, and into a plan of eating foods created by God. I hope these challenges (yes, some may be difficult) will reawaken your taste buds and help you make permanent, life-long changes to your diet. I know you will reap the benefits, physically feeling better, mentally being more alert, and emotionally being less tossed about by the trials of life."
I hope you are filled with excitement and encouragement, even if you started last year and did not get as far as you would like. As a new year or the start of your journey begins, don't dwell on where you have been, but focus on where you want to go. I congratulate you on any progress you made last year, even if you just started to be aware and started thinking about what you are eating. Taking baby steps is the key to success - the weekly challenges will help you take baby steps in changing your diet.
I love New Year's Day, looking back to all that has happened over the past year and looking forward to what is ahead. It is a great time to review and renew convictions and goals. Today might be a good day to read or review the 'In Advance' posts. Don't forget the importance of finding a buddy to do these challenges with - for accountability and support and the fun of sharing a challenge together!
"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11