my body, His temple {day eight}

Eating healthy meals is not something that is hard for me.  I actually enjoy most foods that are considered nutritous.  However, making physical activity a priority is not something that I am good at, I’m sad to say.  But the truth is that when I do take the time to be active, I feel great!  So….why don’t I “just do it”??

The honest answer is that I feel like I don’t have time.  I’m a busy mommy with three littles who need me every waking hour of the day and I have a house to maintain and meals to cook and laundry to clean, fold and put away and errands to run and bills to pay and……the list could go on and on and on.  But the truth is that I just don’t make the time because for the first week or so….it hurts!  It’s uncomfortable.  It’s NOT FUN!!!  Forget about the fact that I feel better about myself.  Or the fact that I can start to see a noticeable change in the way my clothes fit me.  Or the fact that I can also feel a change in the amount of energy I have and the fact that I’m usually in a better mood.

All of those things SHOULD be motivation enough for me to workout, right???

Then why is it so easy for me to put it off??

Because I’m an imperfect human.  I, of course, want to delay anything that causes even the tiniest amount of discomfort.  I’m lazy.  I can justify that, surely I get enough exercise during the day with all of the cleaning and kid-chasing that I do.

Oh man.  I’ve got some work to do.  And let me just say.  This is going to be the hardest thing for me to change about myself.  But, I’m going to do it.  Because of all of those reasons that I listed in the second paragraph.  And because it’s what the Lord expects of me.  The Lord expects us to treat our bodies as His temple.  He expects it from us!  He commands us to do this!!

Who would want to live in a run-down temple???  And what kind of daughter would I be if that’s the home that I offered to my Lord??

So, beginning today I’ll be working on being more intentional about taking care of this body of mine.  Because as much as I wish I could stay young-looking forever, that’s just not going to happen.  So, I’d better appreciate my youth while I still have it and try to hold onto it for as long as possible.

This isn’t an easy one for me…..but I’m up for the challenge.

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