I use to be deathly afraid of restraint. The minute I heard the chains rattle I felt the sweat drip down my back. Failure was on the way! Limits were gonna hurt. I could not just HAVE what I wanted, when I wanted it, anymore. Most of us feel that way because we’ve not stuck with it long enough for restraint to pay off.
Restraint is worth it, when we budget all year long for the cruise. When we plan and save for that special something. When we hold our tongue and keep it to ourselves and not hurt others. When we listen instead of speak. When we’re so glad we kept to the speed limit as we pass the hidden cop car…
Restraint is hard on the outside but soon you find a freedom on the inside. Restraint always give you back SOMETHING.
Most of us actually COME UNDER THE RESTRAINT OF A VISION, REGULARLY
My experience with the ketogenic diet for the last 5 yrs has shown me that restraint has led to a deep freedom. What started out as weight loss has become a way of living and eating that fits me like a glove. I left “dieting” long ago and now I live with in the boundaries that give me health and vibrancy. I enjoy wonderful food and I don’t miss the side effects of sugars and starches.
Restraint did not bind me up, it set me free!
My vision was to lose weight and become active again. To go from guilt and shame to energized and confident. I bowed my knee to the restraint of a ketogenic diet. It was a real struggle for approx 4 months. Then I got past all the detox, missing sugars and lethargy and moved into eating less and moving more. It happened quietly and naturally. FREEDOM came next. and naturally. I simply had to cherish it and keep it close to me and cultivate it.
We think FREEDOM is eating what ever we want, but FREEDOM is in eating what works best for your body and saying no to the bondages of addiction to sweets and starches. All because of restraint, I am free.