Let me be honest I have have not been taking good care of my “temple”.
I have a lot of things in my life on track and where I want them to be. But being brutally honest one thing I have struggled with most of my adult life is my weight. I have gained and lost. Done weight watchers, cabbage soup diet, and numerous other trendy diets along the way.
But I have always slipped back into bad eating habits. This has caused me to really struggle with a poor self image. Especially when I was married and my ex husband said he didn’t want to take me out because he was embarrassed to be seen with me. A lot of the diet I did when I was married was to “show him”. But since I wasn’t truly doing it with the right motives I would always fail.
Once he left the devil really messed with me telling me that no one would ever love me and all the cruel words my ex said to me about my weight echoed in my head.
In the almost 6 years since he left I have continued to struggle with my weight. Today I started a new fitness/health regime. It’s not trendy or a diet. It’s just hard work and discipline. As I went for my assessment today I walked away exhausted, and left ashamed of how I have let myself go.
As I move forward my motivation is that my body is a temple and that along with everything else in my life I am accountable to God for how I care for it. Also I have 4 beautiful children who I need to model healthy lifestyle to.
I share my journey because I know many of us are on this same journey. I will we posting updates of how I am doing.
I am doing this for 2 reasons: 1. It will keep me accountable 2. Maybe it will motivate others.
1 Cor 6:19-20
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.