January 17, 2008

Diet and Exercise, Body and Soul

One thing I found out last evening at the doctor's was not an eye opener but a resolve to help maintain a growing problem. That of weight gain. Ouch. That seems to happen when I haven't followed up on my routine of exercise. Good intentions but I let other matters crop up instead. Then winter set in and took away the place that I usually walk, that of the driveway. And I know that I cannot excuse myself since health relies on exercise and I put it on the back burner. Not a good move on my part. That too takes discipline to maintain. So today I began a food journal to help in combating the areas that I am weak.

It's like prayer, if we slack off we become soft and eventually non-existent in the discipline or routine we set ourselves. I think I mentioned this before without realizing the value of it at the time about our bodies and prayer. I know I have my weaknesses and the areas that I try my hardest to overcome and that is of food. It's over-indulging in what tastes so good. I once told my mother when she cooked to make the food not so tasty so I wouldn't over do. She is a very good cook. But the biggest culprit is potato chips and that is a big no-no. It's so hard to say no to a handful of them but I have done better than I thought I could. Many a time I would ask our Lord for His help in the areas that need fixing in myself. It's not always easy to look and see and hear ourselves.

When I have put my thoughts on our Lord, I have begun to keep out what does not belong. More or less the impomptu's of the devil to divert the thought away from God. I have found through reading how he does this to turn our thoughts and I haven't let him and that alone is a big plus. That's where spiritual growth comes in, sometimes in great measure and sometimes not. It is all in His plan to let us continue in our growth as we journey.

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teresa_anawim2 said...

Weight! Let's not go there! LOL.
It has been a lifetime battle with me.
I try to go to Curves a few times during the week and eat few carbs, watch the salt and the fats, but ..well...over 50....you've heard how tough it is.
Now that I have retired,my body is just so sedentary if I don't get up and move. Keeping busy , as well as keeping stress free(makes me eat when I am stressed)is so important.
As I type, I am being good..oatmeal and coffee here at the computer.
It IS a battle in america, for sure.

Marie Cecile said...

It's been that way with me too, a battle with weight. But I have found as I get older I get more cautious about what is good and not good and found that I love walking as a way of exercising. But then that's me, and everyone is different in how they maintain their physical weight as well as maintain their spiritual.

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Great post...

Marie Cecile said...

Thank you Jackie

Pia said...

Spritual growth should not be connected to physical growth!! I came home from the States with a few extra suitcases... and pounds, lol...

Marie Cecile said...

Pia, you didn't overdo it did you? The holidays are not easy when family gather and eat and eat.

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