Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Battle

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. :)

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I've also been working on being fit this year. Actually, I've been working on being fiiiine in '09..haha. So far, I've lost 12 lbs and hopefully I'll lose 40 lbs total! I'm gonna quote you on my blog because what you wrote is very encouraging and will help me keep my "battle" in perspective. You are so wise my friend!


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