I've challenged myself to try my best to get HEALTHY. No,I am not looking to lose weight to "look pretty". I think as Christians we should be taking care of our body a whole lot. The bible says that our body is a temple:
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Knowing this,we should not be letting our body be hurt by harmful substances or just blatantly not taking care of ourselves! I want to bring praise to God in a body that I feel will bring Him glory,because I took care of it as He told me. If you really think about it,if WE hold the Holy Spirit in us,and the Holy Spirit is a GIFT from God,then why would we NOT want to treat our body like royalty in care?
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV
Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.
My plan is to do mostly cardio to lose the extra weight,then start working on strength with weights. I know this is going to be a tough journey. I have gotten used to eating fast food and really not caring as to what I put into my body. In honesty,I feel so guilty for poisoning my body with chemicals that affect my body negatively. I am going to try my best to not eat out anymore & to cook my food at home so that I know what is in it. It is such a blessing that we are giving the opportunity to have food available to cook and eat. Many other countries do not have that. Yet we take it for granted every day! It is sad how we have forgotten the blessing a home cooked meal can be to our families.
Romans 12:1-2 ESV
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
If you would like to join me in my challenge let me know! :) I will be posting updates on my progress when I get a chance. I look forward to hearing your opinions and I hope you will join me.