This life is not for the faint-hearted, literally or figuratively! Yesterday I was a puddle of emotions and my brain was spinning fast. There were decisions to be made, laundry to be done, meals to be fixed, a letter to be written, music sets to work on…well you get the picture. Most people’s days are like that, full very full. If you do not have the right “fuel” in your tank you will not last the day. What happens then? Some of your work doesn’t get done. You feel bad and it’s just a downward spiral from there.
It doesn’t have to be that way we can make choices. I was very glad that I got my workout in first thing in the morning. Then when my day changed due to a phone call I didn’t have the (self-imposed) guilt of not getting any exercise. What did I learn? Make exercise a priority and get it done. There is no reason I cannot learn to be disciplined and exercise at least 4 times weekly. I need to in order to take off the 10 pounds I need to lose. I’ve been eating better for at least 3 weeks now with virtually no weight loss so it’s time to step it up a bit. I’ll watch my portions closer and exercise at least 4 times weekly versus 2-3. On his death bed Dwight Moody said, “If God be your partner, let your plans be large.” He was speaking of life. I’ve always had a philosophy like that and in order to truly live like that you need to be as healthy as you can be. Notice how I said that, as healthy as you can be. Don’t compare yourselves to movie stars or pro-athletes. Just be the best you, you can be so that you can fully live and fully enjoy life. If you don’t you are cheating yourself and all those around you.
In his book Every Body Matters Gary Thomas says this, “Christians who don’t take their health seriously dont’ take their mission seriously.” What do you think about that? Here’s another question that caught my attention (from the same book and author) “How might viewing our bodies as instruments (instead of ornaments) change our motivations to get in shape?”