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Two years ago, I came to the realisation that I was not respecting the temple …  my body…  the home of The Holy Spirit.  I began a journey that saw me lose 10kgs.  I felt fantastic, looked fantastic and was extremely proud of myself for having gotten healthy.  However, I let ‘life’ get in the way of this and have back-slidden…  to further back than where I started last time.  To say I am disappointed in myself is an understatement. but I am not going to be beaten by this. … I’m taking responsibility for my health !!!

I’m now on day 4 of my new healthy journey… one that I hope will have no end.  2yrs ago, I was amazed how much I came to LOVE exercise..  to the point where if I couldn’t go a day without a run, I’d get antsy.  I distinctly remember a time on the train, travelling to visit my cousin which is an hour and a half trip.  Having to sit still and not be active for this amount of time was frustrating…  I want that drive back again… and I’m going to get it !!!  I actually can already feel it returning even after these 4 days of exercise.

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I’m also motivated by the fact that I’ll be the big 4 0 next year !!  I actually can’t wait for that b’day, but I have heard so many people say that it’s so much harder to keep the weight off after turning 40, so I want to be ahead of the game.

I’m starting with healthy eating, lots of exercise & lots of water !!  My tummy is a problem area for me, so I’m doing lots of sit-ups and other ab exercises.  I’m also doing lots of weigh training as I’ve found in the past that you can achieve quite quick results of toning in upper arms etc.  It’s always encouraging to get some pleasing results quickly as it keeps you motivated to continue.

OK peeps….  Now that you’re in the loop…  come along for the ride.  Join in if you like.  I have a dear friend who has also decided to respect the temple, so that makes the journey even more enjoyable as it’s always great to have someone to motivate and to motivate you.

What is most important in this though is that I keep God at the centre … people can motivate me, fitting into clothes can motivate me, feeling healthy can motivate me, but my ultimate motivation needs to be to glorify God in everything that I do.  Whatever’s going on, whatever I’m achieving, I still need to be seeking HIS will for my life.

May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.  Hebrews 13, 20-21.

Blessings peeps  xox