My tummy hurts.
With two more family Christmas celebrations to go, not to mention a big New Year’s Eve party to attend, there’s no better time like the present to discuss on-going motivation.
What is it that has gotten me out of bed and to the gym at 5:30 am?
to go into the basement and do bicep curls?
(Thanks Jennifer for a yummy recipe, which appears at the bottom of this post.)
Honestly, this post is somewhat difficult for me to write. First, as we discussed in Part One, what motivates me may not motivate you at all.
It’s just how I live…It’s what I do.
Don’t hate me.
So how does one get from “how do I stay motivated” to “it’s just how I live, it’s what I do”?
Maybe I will let you into my brain (this could be scary), and explain my mindset.
There are so many aspects of living a healthy life that I love, I can’t even imagine NOT living this way. Some benefits are obvious. Others, not so much.
If THAT’S what you mean by “suffer”…
THEN SUFFER, THEY MUST!
YES!!!! SUFFER the little children!!!!!!!!!
And let’s not forget the whole God thing. I know many people who feel like they are doing something selfish—almost sinful—when they focus on their health.
Maybe because they think it’s somehow vain or a misplacement of attention?
Maybe because they find their worth in their appearance?
Or maybe because the Enemy would like nothing better than for them to be confused about God’s will, feel like garbage, feel terrible about themselves, lay on their couches and do nothing…and then die?
Surely, being only obsessed with your jean size is bad. But it doesn’t negate the REAL issue of being a good steward of the beautiful and miraculous body God has given you.