Faith Fitness and Laughter

Weighty struggles/Reflection

on April 1, 2012

Afternoon!  I hope your Sunday has been a good one and that you are ready to start the work week!  We have a big week planned at work this week, with some slight changes.

While at the YEC youth conference this weekend, I did manage to find a gym at the hotel we stayed in.  I set my clock for 6 a.m. so that I could get a quick workout in that day.  I went to bed pretty late the night before, so it was preeetty difficult to get up. 😉

 

 

They had one treadmill, two elipticals, and a set down bike.  I was the only one in their so it wasn’t so bad.  I did 20 minutes on the eliptical and rushed back to the room so that I could shower and get to breakfast with the others.

 

 

Dinner:

I had a meeting this afternoon at church, but once I got home I wanted something different for dinner.  I mixed up some tuna and had a tuna sandwich!

 

In the tuna:

  • 1 packet of tuna in water
  • 1 container of plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 of a gala apple (with the skin)
  • 1/2 cup of cut up green grapes
  • 1/4 cup of pickle relish

I also had some Pop chips on the side 🙂

 

As I was catching up on some blog and internet topics, I ran across this link to Self about the best-rated athletic shoes.  It’s worth checking out!  You would be surprised how your workouts and feet would be better if you had the right shoes.

 

Reflection:

One of the things that I have been struggling with the last few months has been my weight.  It all started when I picked up running.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I think running has to be the coolest thing ever, but after I pulled a muscle in my stomach I had to stop.  I really didn’t realize how much you use your stomach muscles to run!  Anyway, some of the side effects of running is an increased appetite.  For someone who has struggled with their weight since they were a child, this was not a good thing for me.  Combine the increased appetite and some medication that I am taking and you have, you guessed it, weight gain.  At first I wasn’t too concerned and then my clothes started to feel uncomfortable.  Am I discusted by my body?  No.  Do I set around and mope about my weight?  No.  Do I feel uncomfortable?  Yes.  Being healthy, to me, isn’t just about weight loss, it’s about making good healthy decisions.  On one of Jillian Michael’s DVD’s, she says this, “you can eat your way through a workout.”  This is SO right!  Anybody can workout, but you also have to make good food choices.  It’s also about being happy with who you are on the inside.  That is the most important thing.  You have to love yourself.  We are all created in the image of God.  His love for us is so deep and intimate that when we don’t love ourself, we are saying that he created junk.   That just isn’t so.

Thanks for letting me ramble on!

 

Have a great night!

 

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2 responses to “Weighty struggles/Reflection

  1. I agree that running really does increase your appetite alot. When I start running more,like for my half marathon training, I actually gain a couple pounds. What has helped me is to never think “oh i ran today, i can eat this”. Still eat only when you’re hungry and don’t tell yourself you deserve it because you ran. Your body knows what it needs!

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