I heard about that “crazy wrap thing” back in February through a friend of a friend of a friend. Michelle had shared her personal results on Facebook and I was shocked! For the past decade I have been a hot mess, literally, overweight and living in the southeast. We have moved around a lot with the military, gave birth via c-section to two large boys ( 9 and 10 pounders), and adopted our daughter. Life is crazy and busy, did I mention we also homeschool?
As women, marvelous multi-taskers, we get caught up in the business of life and sometimes neglect ourselves. It is a wonderful thing to serve others; your family, your kids, co-workers, and neighbors. But how can we serve them when we are running on empty?
1 Corinthians 3:16 ” Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”
Thinking of myself as God’s temple is extremely humbling. Physically, I had been neglecting His temple for years. I started asking myself questions like ” How much more could I serve if I wasn’t constantly catching every little cold? What does the Bible say about gluttony and laziness? ( yeah, that’s convicting!) Jesus died so that I may have life to the fullest…am I living life to the fullest?” After the realization that God cares about my food choices and lack of exercise, I had to make a change.
My journey to health is slow and steady and with Jesus by my side. So far, I have lost 63 pounds. I do my best to make healthy food choices, run 1-2x a week, and wrap 1-2x a week. Discouragement creeps in from time to time, when it does I remind myself how far God has brought me. Then I lace up my running shoes, pop in my headphones, and head outside for a run.
Spiritual and physical health….we must not nourish one and neglect the other. I am always looking for those willing to run this race with me?
1 Thessalonians 5:14 “And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.”
Galatians 6:2 ” Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”