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How many times have you heard someone say or read somewhere, that in order to have a healthy body, you need to eat healthily and stop being lazy? I imagine about a thousand Times, right? So Did it help?

Not for many women — including myself. Until that skirt that I love doesn’t fit me and I have to do something about my weight urgently… as if my skirt was more important than my own health. It’s not, but that’s the way I treated it… and I’m not alone in this battle, almost all my friends are in the same situation, living in and out of diets – especially when you get into your thirties, things get complicated.

No, I’m not on a diet. After receiving several types of chocolate goodies and not wanting to tempt my friends, I ate everything, I gained a couple of pounds and it’s driving me and my wardrobe crazy! But well deserved, for not controlling myself, and this is what I got.

“Unfortunately, our will is always leaning towards what is not good… and as you can see, people who live doing what they feel like doing, don’t measure the consequences…”

So I deleted from my menu, some delicious foods and now (about a week and a half later) I’m eating healthier. The results are still small, a few grams per day, but I will get there. I’ve also been exercising three times per week, which has prevented muscle pain, something that was regular for me. I’m now going to tell you the secret to all of this:

Whether I want to or not. While I waited for the day when I would start taking my weight seriously, I only gained weight… because the truth is, the will to do the things that we need doing, almost never comes — have you noticed?

The will to have healthy habits

The will to wake up early

The will to sleep early

The will to study

The will to ask for forgiveness

The will to appreciate

The will to meditate on the Bible

The will to talk to God

The will to go to church

The list is long…

If I waited to have the will to do these things, I would not be the Cris you know today. Unfortunately, our will is always leaning towards what is not good… and as you can see, people who live doing what they feel like doing, don’t measure the consequences and live paying a high price for it. There is no will to forget the ex-boyfriend and therefore they “can’t” forget him…

There is no will to apply themselves a little more and learn what they don’t know, so they are always limited…

They don’t have the will to face their fears, so they are always in the same place…

Mrs. Cristiane Cardoso


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    Sindiswa Qoba

    17th June 2016

    Hi mrs cristiana cardoso this message really open my eyes nd wake me up from my long sleep and I have not achieve anything from this deep sleep of mine because I have been waiting to have the will to do things, l wonder the was so many set backs in my life, the post. Unwilling really help m,even thou I know it's not gonna be easy. I will make every effort to fight my will so that I can see results in all the ereas of my life. Thank you, kisses Regards Sindiswa Qoba (from South Africa)

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    Granny Tshabalala

    21st June 2016

    In many circumstances we tend to wait for a motivation in order to do something up until something happens and in most cases it is too late already. what I learnt from this messages Mrs Cris is that I don't really need a motivation to get things done in some cases but what I need is a will, after all where there's a will there's a way.

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