Proverbs 16:9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
If we are to produce a garden of beauty that brings honor to the Lord, we need a plan. But that plan must come with God's direction and guidance. We can't run willy-nilly here and there and expect that we'll be healthy and vibrant. Our cravings will only be conquered through deliberate, planned, action.
Proverbs 15:22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
So what's your plan? Start with prayer and see where God leads. What works for one, may not work for another. We all have our own unique body type, health issues, and tastes. Whatever your plan may look like, it will involve tough sacrifices. But the challenge is as Lysa puts it, "to look at this process as embracing healthy choices rather than denying myself."
Let's work on those plans ladies. What will your first step be? Mine, is to carve out some time to get on my knees before the Lord and seek his wisdom and guidance. I've gone at this in my own strength and failed too many times. If I'm going to really make changes that permanently stick, I need it to come through God's strength. Mine is too weak. I'm making it a matter of prayer, that God give me the "want to". Then, I'll seek him for step two.