I’ve wanted to write this post for awhile, and although some people may be offended, that’s going to happen regardless…because everyone is different, including me.
I’ve talked a lot about food, working out, motivation, inspiration, progress….blah blah blah. Everything that has to do with your body and maintaining the will to keep going.
I’ve had many people comment and say they wish they had my drive, willpower, motivation etc. I want to tell them it’s entirely possible for them to have it, but some people might not like the answer.
Getting fit and eating well is almost more a mental game than a physical game, because it’s your mind that powers the body. So what powers your mind? What gives you the passion in your soul, the peace in your heart, and the drive to continually improve yourself?
I’m not going to talk to you about alternative theories, suggest yoga, meditation, reading self-improvement books, rei-ki, or any of that flakiness.
Why? Because I don’t believe in it personally, so I have no place to even start discussing those topics, but nor would I ever suggest them to anyone. Everyone has a choice, and those are not my choices for feeding my mind. I’ll take the Bible and only the Bible, thank you.
Feel free to exit my page now. Don’t worry, I’ll understand 😉
Feeding your mind and soul with truth and love is fundamental in life. If you have no truth, what will you stand on? If you have no love, then what do you live for?
Pinterest and fitness motivation pictures are all the rage right now…proclaiming you need to attain a great body so you can have pride, make others jealous, and “prove you are as strong as the boys”.
First of all, God hates pride. “In his pride the wicked does not seek Him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God” Psalm 10:4, “A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor” Proverbs 29:23…and let’s not forget “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud” 1 Corinthians 13:4.
Your motivation for becoming healthier and fitter should not be based on becoming better than other people, and being PROUD of it. It should be based on becoming better than you already are. If you are a person that lives off the feeling that you are so amazing that you make others jealous, you have no room for being humble, loving God and truly serving others. Don’t think that you are immune to this happening to you either.
I knew a pretty nice girl that lost over 80 pounds, and she was constantly motivating herself with the idea that she wanted to be a “hot bitch”. Well, when she did finally become supermodel-gorgeous, she certainly became hot AND a bitch. All of us as her friends made the comment “I thought ‘fat Jessica’ was nicer”.
Although taking care of yourself is SO important and wanting to treat your body as a temple IS holy, do not make the entire process an excuse to leave others in the dust. Do not make it a pedestal for you to stand on and look down on others. Choose to be humble, an inspiration and an encouragement to others. Make yourself better not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Choose to put aside pride, and embrace thankfulness.
Happy Sunday peeps