Today I was in charge of giving the lesson in Young Women's, the girls youth program in our church. My lesson topic was on Caring for our Physical Bodies. When I saw the that title I got a little nervous because I'm know I'm not the best person at taking care of my body.
When I was giving the lesson I talked about how much our Heavenly Father loves us and that he gave us bodies so that we could come to earth, learn, have families and live our lives so that we can return and live with him again. We are our Heavenly Father's most prized creation! In thinking about that I had a spiritual confirmation of what I was taught for years growing up - [my body is a temple].
They always say that when you give a lesson or talk that you often get more from it than the people you are talking to. Well today that was true - I know that I could be a lot better about what I eat and how much I exercise. I know that my Heavenly Father gave me a body so that I would take care of it. So here is to me trying to turn over a new leaf. I want to eat better and be stronger everyday because:
- I know that I can
- I know that I should
- I love my Heavenly Father enough to show him that I'm grateful for his gift.
The Yeck's schedule is a little crazy these days and sometimes our meals end up being quick stops and an on-campus place before we hit the library. So in those times I'll just have to pick the best possible option. But when we can I want to make a meal plan for the week and have nutritious meals.
Having said that, if I know myself at all I know that if I try to cut everything I love out of my diet I will fail in just a few short days. So I'm not going to give it all up but it's going to be in moderation. As all things should be!
As far as working out goes... I have a very good system worked out for 2 days a week, not sure how I'm going to fit it in on those other days but it's a start, and like diets if I run myself into the ground on the first few days I'll end up crapping out by the 5th. So I'll be working my way up.
Needless to say this is simply a start. I beginning to something I have wanted for a long time. I know that I need this, I just need the dedication and motivation to keep doing. Who's with me??
Turns out this post had a direction the whole time... it really was just a simple Sunday lesson that had a really big impact. Happy Sunday!