I've had a lot of off hand comments here and there about my body, and a valid question or two. Some of those comments include, "you don't need to hate your body," "you're beautiful just the way you are," and this bold statement, "you won't be sexy with loose skin." Firstly, I would like to point out that I don't hate my body. I love it. Christ created this body, attached my soul to it, and that's pretty damn awesome.
I am mad at myself, however, for not serving God with my body the way I ought to. Eating junk food, having larger than average servings, alcohol, cigarettes, sexual immortality (but that's a different topic.) I haven't been kind to my body and that is evident to see.
My choice to eat healthier and be fitter doesn't stem from the desire to be a poster girl or model. It stems from wanting to be better able to serve Christ, and I can't do that to my best if I lose my breathe from jogging up a flight of stairs.
I've struggled with these sort of statements and desires in the past. Truth be told, I think that's why I failed. I wanted to be thinner, to be more sexually appealing, to be more sensual. This time around my motivation and cause has changed. I have peace in what I look like, and the body I have. I strive to be in good health to do the Good Work.
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