Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, – 1 Corinthians 6:19
I am 5’ feet tall and 3 years ago I weighed 170 pounds. According to medical charts that is obese and that is how I felt. I was tired all the time and it effected every area of my life. It was hard for me to be positive and all I wanted to do was eat and sleep. I realized that even when I was 9 months pregnant with my kids, I still didn’t weigh that much. I was in a size 12 that needed to buy size 14 clothes but I refused. I decided that something had to change.
I signed up for a gym membership because I knew that I would make excuses not to go and that I needed someone to hold me accountable. This was a start of a 2 year journey of a complete lifestyle change. I worked out 5-6 days a week and was on a strict diet. I was able to get down to 120 pounds wearing a size 4 (I didn’t even wear a size 4 in high school). I felt amazing. I had reached my personal goal and I was so happy to be “done”.
I will be completely honest. I hated working out, sure I felt better afterward but I am not one of those people that actually enjoys sweating and being sore. I love food, all of it and I love sitting on my couch watching Netflix. Again, I am being completely honest here.
I was in denial and thought that I could control myself and maintain my weight without working out. Again, I hated working out so I would NEVER let myself get to where I was before.
Here I am today and I am at 160 pounds wearing a size 10. I don’t feel good, my clothes don’t fit me comfortably and I am so disappointed with myself. So here we go again…I don’t want to go to the gym though. I am going to use this blog and my resources, friends, family to hold me accountable. I want to try to work out doing fun things and not the mundane squats, lunges and bicep curls that still haunt me to this day.
As I have grown also in my faith during this time that I am not doing this now for myself but for God. The Holy Spirit lives in me so I need to take care of my body, physically and spiritually.
So starting tomorrow I will go back on my strict diet and will do something with high intensity movement 6 days a week.
Stay moving friends…
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13