I’ll be honest…I’m struggling. I’m not discouraged, but I am frustrated with myself for not doing a better job so far in June to help reach my goal for the month and get closer to reaching my goal of 199 lbs. There have been a lot of things over the last few weeks that have interrupted my routine, and even though I know that the routines would be changing with the new job and everything, I’ve gone off course and while I have been mindful of it, I haven’t quite gotten back on course yet.
I am four pounds off my low weight of 222 lbs. and up a pound for the month. I haven’t picked up the weights enough this month and I haven’t done any ab work to help. I’ve missed some days of walking recently. On the plus side, I have been thinking about how to get into a routine with the new job and I think I have a pretty good plan in place…I just need to execute it and stick with it.
I’ve been pretty realistic with myself in knowing that these last 20-25 lbs. would be the hardest to lose and so far they are proving to be just that; but even though I feel like I’m struggling and frustrated with myself, I am not without hope…a hope of completing this part of the journey. It’s a similar hope to the hope that gets me through this earthly journey and it is one that lies in Jesus Christ.
In 1 Corinthians 7:1, Paul writes, ” Let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.” It is mentioned several places in scripture that how we take care of our bodies is a huge part of our spiritual journey. Paul mentions it here and the easy thing to think of when we see “defilement of body” is sexual immorality and how we use our bodies is a very important thing to think about as we consider holiness, but I also believe that what we put in our bodies and how we treat our bodies in other ways is an equally large responsibility and part of our spiritual (and obviously physical) journey.
Paul writes in a different letter, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6). So I am frustrated because I want to be closer to my goal’s completion…but this hope that not only is God in the habit of finishing what He starts, but that there are even more important things to work towards than losing weight, is hope enough to keep going, knowing that the timing is relatively insignificant as long as I continue to strive as hard as I can to get to where I need to be. The hope is that it won’t be me who gets me there…it’s Him!
I’ve been so encouraged to look at the stats of this blog and I wanted to thank all of you who follow me here at the Second Hundred. I hope you are blessed and encouraged by what you read. There are over 100 followers and this blog has been viewed over 1,800 times, all thanks to you! So thanks for taking the time to stop by!
I had my photo shoot at the Morning Call today, as I mentioned in my last entry! It went well and I got to see some preview shots…I’m pretty excited to see what the article, which has a tentative publish date of July 8, looks like…I will, of course, post a link when it’s out!
Keep up the hope! God has your back!