“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, NRSV).
This summer my goal was to lose weight and gain muscle in order to get to a base I could maintain. The cycle began: I exercise, watch my calories, indulge, feel guilty, exercise, etc. I wasn’t seeing results. I was focused on losing weight. I was focused on body image.
I think I’ve been going about this exercise kick I’m on in all the wrong way. I should be focused on exercising as a way to appreciate the gift of the body God gave me and my health. I should focus on eating as appreciating the food God provides.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31, NRSV).
I was exercising and eating healthy for me. Not for God. This is why it fell apart when I succumbed to temptation in food or not exercising. I was trying to do it on my own, my own will.
Pride. Vanity. Stubbornness.
I needed to let go.
I needed to focus on God.
And so I begin anew in my journey to a more healthy me.
May you find God at the center of all you do and appreciate the gift of life He provides.