Commitment is Mine

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!!

Love is in the air, right? Well at least for some people anyway. My husband is not very romantical so it has never been a big holiday around my house. Oh well…..

Today, I am going to talk about commitment. You can think of this word in different settings. Like today for instance. It is Valentine’s Day and many of us have a family or a spouse that we are committed to. Therefore, you have your commitment. Well, committing to others isn’t what I am discussing with you today.

Now, I am sure that every single one of you read Jacynta’s last post, right? If you didn’t, go read it now because that is what I will be referencing to and I don’t want to give it away. Plus, it was a really good one!!

She talked about finding a word to turn your focus on. Her word was sparkle. There were several ways that she focuses on that word to inspire herself and others. What I thought was really interesting is that we have a new pastor at our church and he does the same thing. This is the first time I am hearing of anyone doing this and two people in my life, in the past couple of months, are doing this.

That can’t be a coincidence.

He basically prays about the word he is supposed to focus on for the year and tells his congregation what it is and then has several sermons throughout the year about it. His word last year was prayer and he said because he was focusing on the word, his prayer life got so much better. This year his word is relationships. He is in a new church and even a new town so it was very fitting for this new life change that he has taken on.

So, back to Jacynta. As I was reading her post about choosing a word, the word commitment kept popping into my head. I just knew that was my word that I am supposed to focus on. I have a lot of commitment in my life.

I am committed to my husband.

I am committed to my children.

I am committed to my family (parents, sister, brother, etc.).

I am committed to my church.

The one place where I have let myself down is my commitment to ME and my health. For some reason, I have had a hard time committing to better health for myself and that is so important for me to be in good health so I can commit to all of these other people for a very long time.

Commitment means staying loyal

What is commitment?

Well, I looked it up in my online dictionary. Aren’t those great? So much faster than the olden days when we had to research in an old school paper dictionary. Our children really don’t know how good they have it these days. Ok, back on topic…..


* “A promise to do or give something”. I am making a commitment (or promise) to myself to achieve better health.

* “A promise to be loyal to someone or something.” I am making a commitment to be loyal to Medifast, my eating plan and to stop letting off plan foods tempt me….

* “The attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something.” I am going to work very hard to stay committed to myself and making my health better.

Why is it that women tend to take care of everyone’s needs around them and put themselves on the back burner? I am hugely guilty of doing this. I need to make a commitment to myself that I am going to start making my health a bigger priority. I need this for me!!

This comes at a great time for me because I had a HORRIBLE week last week as far as commitment for my health goes. Living in Georgia, we don’t really get snow. Until this year, it had been 3 years since we had even seen any snow. Well, we just had our second snow this winter and mother nature hit us hard with ice and snow. Well, that meant I was cooped up in my house for 3 days with my 3 kids and husband who eat and eat and eat because they are bored and don’t have much to do. Let’s just say that my diet suffered!! I haven’t weighed…I am scared to. I have committed today to my plan, and to better my health so once I have been back on Medifast good for a few days I will weigh and will let you know how my new commitment goes next week.

I also want to commit to getting this weight off and bettering my health so others can see that it can be done. Who knows, I might just inspire others to start their journey to better health. That would be awesome!!

For reminder help, I am posting little notes around my house with my chosen word on the note. This one is on my refrigerator.

commitment posted on refrigerator

I am going to put more around the house, like my bathroom mirror, car, laundry room, mostly the places that I spend a lot of time. I can’t wait to let you all know next week how my first commitment week went!!

What is your word and how is it going to benefit your life?


1 Chron. 28:10 “Be strong and do the work.”

Jeremiah 29:11 “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 a hope and a future.”

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