I had a physical last week. That evening I bought a new scale.
However, I realized that:
- It’s time for me to regularly evaluate issues with my body.
- It’s time for me to get back in the groove of exercising regularly and consistently.
- It’s time for me to make those important doctor’s appointments to help me live a more healthy lifestyle.
What’s my biggest issue?
In the words of comedian Jim Gaffigan, “These aren’t skinny jeans, I’m just fat.”
In other words, I’m overweight, obese, stout, full-figured, corpulent, pudgy, flabby, rotund, paunchy, fleshy, and well upholstered. In layman’s terms, I’m fat. I may not be grossly overweight, but I’m still fat, like 8 and 10 other adults in the Greater New Orleans area.
But, it’s time to put a stop to it.
This past week, I kept reading and kept being convicted by
1 Corinthians 6:19-20. In it, Paul writes,
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit?
Therefore honor God with your body.”
That means I’m going to honor God with how I take care of this body that He gave me. It means I’m going to honor Him with what I eat, what I drink, how I exercise, how I rest, and how I visit health care professionals.
Who’s with me?