A few days before Thanksgiving is a good time to make a New Year’s resolution. I am anticipating gathering with family and friends for Thanksgiving with all of the food and fellowship I have come to expect. No doubt the day after Thanksgiving the workout frenzy will begin again at my local Anytime Fitness gym.
I have reinstituted midday naps and non-religious reading to my self-care plan and invite you to a New Year’s challenge. I am setting a goal that begins Thanksgiving 2011, of losing 25 pounds before next Annual Conference, June 2, 2012. Writing down goals and making them public increases the success and invites others to help you keep your goal in sight. I plan to bring a financial gift and pledge to the “Imagine No Malaria” campaign.
Any clergy or laity interested in taking the weight loss challenge and writing your own self-care plan, please respond to this blog. I will be encouraging you to continue to care for yourself as you no doubt love and care for others.
If you have a goal of losing 10- 50 pounds over the course of the next year and are willing to go public with me at Annual Conference 201, here is your invitation. While the FIT Challenge is more than walking and weight loss, it is certainly rooted in encouraging, praying and choosing life.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving,
Bishop Julius C. Trimble