Told y’all I’d keep you updated.
Today marks 4 months.
4 months since Chris, Asher and I, along with our entire church, went on the Daniel Fast.
Not gonna lie, those first days were hard. No coffee, no sugar, no preservatives. Pretty much no nothin’.
But God showed up in a huge way, and we all managed to finish out the three weeks without killing ourselves or each other.
After the 21 day fast, Asher and I decided to start the Daniel Plan – a modification of the fast.
And we started exercising, a non-negotiable part of the Daniel Plan.
But it was a good thing, for both of us.
We’ve both found our
And our favorite healthy foods.
And here we are, 4 months later. It’s been such a journey.
I am so proud of my boy (who graciously allowed me to use his pictures to illustrate).
He has changed so much, it’s hard to accurately capture it in pictures.
He’s grown over an inch. Has lost 18 pounds. And has a whole different outlook on exercise, eating and honoring God with his body.
Me? I haven’t grown at all, believe it or not. But I have lost 13 pounds. And I might *possibly* be able to wear a sleeveless shirt come summer.
We’re going to continue on with this new and oh-so-different lifestyle. We’ve finally settled into a comfortable rhythm.
And other than missing chocolate like crazy for one week every month, and wishing I had a completely different metabolism, there really isn’t anything I’d want to change.
To be honest, is the first time I’ve ever tried to work out and eat healthier for a purpose other than shaping up and/or losing weight. Our goal, from the beginning, was to be obedient to God and follow His promptings to take better care of ourselves and the one and only – love it or not – body He’s blessed us with.
And God makes all the difference.
great update! tell asher he looks fabulous…both inside and out!
wow!! great results just read your original post and im surprised your not allowed fish. would love to do this but i dont like vegtables (at all) and i would need to have something to replace meat. any tips would be grateful email them to me at email@example.com
Congrats to you both!
Amazing! He looks great! I also participated in the Daniel 21 day fast in Jan. and felt great. Unfortunately, I went back to my old habits and need to start it again. So great that you have continued in the new way! To God be the Glory!
This is incredible. He doesn’t even look like the same child!!! I’m having a total renewed spirit for exercise as well… I’m actually running a half marathon in November. And I’m with you — I feel like I’m doing it for the right reasons this time. I mean, a momma of 5 littles has to blow off some steam somehow… 🙂
Wow! You guys are doing awesome!!! I need your will power!
That is so fantastic! It’s amazing how food can really change our bodies – both negatively and positively! It’s like having a car, you wouldn’t put dirty gasoline into it and expect it to run but we so often eat junky food and expect our bodies to run the same!
Well done y’all – proud of you guys!!
hugs – aus and co.
God TRULY does make all the difference. I’ve found that He’s the only reason. A great book to read is, “Made To Crave”.
Kim from 3 peanuts says
What an inspiration!!! Congratulations to both for you for your successes!!! I know how hard it is. We have had to be on very very strict diets for health reasons over the years and although we did not begin the diets it with the intention of honoring God…it took a surrendering and reliance on Him for sure. HE does make all the difference.
I am forced to re-embark on those old strict eating habits for some health reasons again and this reminded me where to find my strength as it is such a challenge somedays. 12 pounds is exactly what I would like to lose as a result of my new/old ways.
I love this. I love your motivation. It’s so much better than wanting to look good or even to feel good. It’s so much better. It’s such a higher and more honorable purpose. Just wanted to say that.
David Jahr says
This is exciting news! Thank you for sharing. I’ve served as the Content Manager for The Daniel Plan website for Saddleback Church, and we are always looking for success stories. if you’re interested in telling your story, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amber Leggio says
We just started The Daniel Fast. Our pastor challenged our church to fast for 40 days and pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We are on day 3 of our fast. I am craving some Dr. Pepper, but I know God will reveal great things. Blessings
WOW! Incredible testimony! Convicting devotion! Amazing results!
Good job, Asher can be proud of him. It’s so hard at this age ( i know that ).
This is soooo inspiring to me. Thank you!! You all look fab!