You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.
The psalmist describes that God made every intricate part of US. Just like a master weaver who uses the finest silk threads, and makes a beautiful and priceless piece of cloth with excellence and extreme great pride. The person who wears that garment, wears it with dignity. That is who WE are. We are a creation of God, made with His character. Woven together with His DNA, and loved unconditionally by Him. God never makes JUNK!
Oh, how I am reminded of this over and over again these days! God did not make JUNK. I am NOT junk. YOU are not junk. But how much JUNK have I been feeding this priceless garment my soul and spirit live in?? How much have I abused this “temple of the Holy Spirit”?? I often ask God to forgive me for the abuse I’ve put this body through. The abuse is showing. It shows around my waist, I feel it in my knees. And even my ol’ heart is feeling the effects of the abuse. A body that is not abused by eating poorly and not getting enough exercise usually will NOT require blood pressure medication.
We (God and I) have decided to do something about this predicament my temple is in. It’s time to clean house. It’s time to make more room for the Lord to work in me and through me. I am embarking on a mental, spiritual and physical transformation. I am doing it through the help of Beachbody and Shakeology. The day this was introduced to me, was the same day, I stood in my church’s book store and picked up a book called, “The Seven Pillars of Health”. And then I thought.. “Ok, Lord.. What good is another book gonna do me??It’s gonna sit on a book shelf and collect dust, while I sit on my butt and THINK how I SHOULD be reading it. I sat it back down. And that afternoon, I met a wonderful Godly woman named Kristia Hord who told me about her fitness studio in a neighboring town to where I live. If that was not an answer to prayer I don’t know what was. The Lord knows I’ve been struggling with my temple. He knows that the more turbulent my life is, the more I abuse my temple by feeding it junk, and wallowing in my exhaustion, lying on the couch watching worthless reality tv, because somehow it made me feel better about myself!! I’d think..”Wow.. I might be a little chubby, but I’m no where near as bad off as those people!”
So, here I am. I am doing this for accountability. I need a push to accomplish my fitness goals. I want to be off of the high blood pressure medicine. I also want to drop about 40 pounds. So, becoming a “Coach” seemed like the logical way to do it. Let me explain what being a coach is. It is being here to cheer you on, right along with me. It means sharing my videos with you and making you aware that it’s never too late to improve what God already fearfully and wonderfully made. We are only given ONE body. It is a gift. We must take care of it. If we don’t take care of it, it won’t take care of us some day! Being a coach does not make me this buff babe (not yet anyhow, it’s gonna take some work!) and it does not make me some nutritional expert. It makes me your accountability partner and friend on this journey. I NEED motivation. I NEED someone to do this with me! Someone to encourage me along the way. Don’t worry.. I’m not going to come knocking your door down and throwing Turbo Jam at you. But what I hope is that some day, after you see the results I’ve achieved, YOU will come knocking MY door down, begging me to THROW Turbo Jam and Shakeology at YOU!
I’m dedicating this journey to the good Lord above. He is the one who has blessed me with this body. It is my responsibility to take care of it, STARTING NOW!!
1 Corinthians 6:20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Won’t you take the journey with me?? God Bless, Theresa