I have a knee issue and it is going to take awhile. I find myself “pity binging”. I know I need to just trust in God. I still end up with pity binges. I feel like throwing in the towel. What can I do?
Concentrate on what you can do and do it well. When you focus on the problem the problem expands. With a bad knee you can still work your upper body. After my knee surgery I did ball aerobics with the V-bells and that worked great for me. Isometric exercises are excellent if you have mobility issues. Whole body vibration training can be great for this condition. If you cannot exercise at all you most likely can still do laughing exercises or breathing exercises focusing on your core. You want to make sure you are doing at least one beneficial thing for your body each day. Focus on the positive and the positive will grow.
Nutrition is a key factor in our health. If you end up binging on foods that are high in calories, sugar, fat, sodium or artificial additives you will feel lousy. These types of foods are like poison to our bodies in the first place. Binging on them is like insanity. Most of us know this but our emotions take control and we do it anyway, thinking we will do better tomorrow. Focus on eating your required nutritional needs first each day. Tell yourself that you can eat the ice cream but not until you have properly feed your body. This takes discipline. The first three days are the hardest. Jesus descended into hell for three days. Use that thought to motivate you. Change starting this moment! All things are possible through Jesus Christ who strengthens you. You can focus on getting in 2-3 fruits, 5-7 vegetables and 3-4 lean protein sources before you eat anything else. Always chose foods that are natural and fresh. Feed your body remembering it is His temple.
To avoid the pity binge, focus on what you can do, do it and get good quality nutrition. Trust God.
Mathew 19; 26 “But Jesus looked at them and said to them, with men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Proverbs 23:6-8 “Do not eat the bread of a miser. Nor desire his delicacies; for as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you. But his heart is not with you. The morsel you have eaten, you will vomit up, and waste your pleasant words.”