It’s time to lose some weight. For me, I mean. It has been time for a long time, but I’m increasingly aware of increasing. I’m starting to pay attention.
The other night I took a long stationary bike ride. I paid attention to eating better. The next morning I wanted to ride more. To make a big difference quickly before I got tired of my intention.
Anyone who knows anything about weight loss and increased health knows that the only way to make a difference is to be different. To make a fundamental change in how I live. To be a walker rather than a sitter. To be a mover rather than a shaker.
It’s called perseverance. A daily persistent movement in a direction.
In weight loss it means making good habits part of your life. And it means understanding why you eat the way you do, why you move the way you move, and why some of those choices are killing you. For example, if I eat because I am stressed, having good snacks is only part of the solution. Looking at the stress is another part.
There is a brutal honesty about making daily choices that bring physical health.
Paul takes this truth and applies it to his whole life which includes his walk with Jesus:
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.