Amazing Bodies

This second Work it Wednesday really snuck up on me!

Last week I caught a terrible flu that kept me down for the count for several days. And, I think I tried to go back to my regular routine too quickly, so my poor body is exhausted.

But, last Wednesday, I laid in bed after most of the worst had passed, amazed at what our bodies can do.

Even with little help from modern medicine, our bodies find a way to heal themselves. (Which, for those of us with an aversion to doctors, or to spending too much money, or to medicine, is so wonderful).

It’s not that I had no help, but my basics were: acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and an expectorant in the smallest possible dose. Which, for me, meant I spent a lot of the last week and a half in more pain than I really needed to. Which is also how I’ve recovered from every surgery I’ve had. As little medicine as possible…

But, we don’t always need what they tell us we need. Our bodies can do so much with simple, natural remedies that take the same amount of time and are way better for us. Why would we do it any other way unless absolutely necessary?

So, anyway, I was home last Wednesday thinking about all of this. Just in awe of how intricate & delicate, yet resilient God made our bodies. And, so well able to work with nature.

How well we are able to lose, gain, maintain weight, depending on our needs (or, in today’s world, our lifestyles). Yet, how perfectly balanced it all is for nutrients we need to get the best out of ourselves. Too much or too few and we throw it all out of whack, gaining or losing too much weight for our bodies to do what needs to be done.

And, as I stepped on the scale this morning for my weigh in, it really hadn’t moved much, but after yesterday’s crazy food day (we all have them), it had inched up a few tenths of a pound.

I could look at this as a failure…pulling me farther from my goal that is set for Valentine’s Day.

Or, I could focus on the fact that my clothes are fitting better for some & much more loosely for others. I can focus on the success that I am beginning to, however slowly, change my body into something I want to see in the mirror.

So, because I am in awe of my amazing body, loving the fact that it works exactly as it should, and knowing I made a few better choices today (and some, not so great ones), I am going to focus on the success. On the good. On the things that will motivate me to keep moving forward.

I will also be grateful for the compliments I’m getting from others who are noticing the changes in me. Those kind words are more motivation to keep moving forward 🙂

And, an extra reminder for me to take care of this amazing body God has trusted me with:

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price.Therefore honor God with your bodies.” – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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