So, my current battle is being fit. I have been working out at least 3 times a week for the past year. I thought I would be ripped and in amazing shape. Well, I was wrong. I am the same weight I was a year ago..... I am supposed to just shed off my married weight. Gain a 2 pack by coughing when I am sick- which actually used to happen to me in high school. And have lots of big muscles- but girly ones.:)
So, Jason suggested I start counting calories. He is so practical.
I found this website called http://caloriecount.about.com/ that counts your calories every day. Now, just to preface this I have never wanted to be one of those people. Those people being the people that obsess about everything they eat. I just want to be a real person and eat what I like but in moderation. By signing up on this website I became one of those people and found out a lot about myself.
I expected to step into this different world of obsessed people. The truth is, I am no more obsessed than I was before I logged on. I am just more informed.
The website told me I consumed 2400 calories yesterday and I told it that I worked out for 1 hour. It told me that my workout only burned 500 calories. So, I thought-- that's good-- 1900 calories total is pretty good. Well, the website had the final say when it gave me a rating of B+ for the day! Not the A that I wanted- it must have been the chocolate fondue Jason and I had for dessert.
The website said that I had to have a balance of 1800 calories a day to lose 20 pounds by August. I think I will spend 5 minutes using this website each day just to see how healthy I am eating. But, I will not obsess about it.
I learned that I need to use what is out there. I need to be a good steward of my body. Jesus made it and loves it. I need to take care of it. If I keep my weight in perspective and not make it my treasure but to make it my act of worship. By keeping myself fit- I honor God with my body. I don't have any illnesses, I don't have any genetic things that make me more likely to be in bad health. I honor God by taking care of what He has entrusted me with.
And if Jesus decides to give me a 2 pack with girlie muscles- Jason will be very happy. :)