I certainly weigh what it will cost me if I don't take care of my health, and what I will gain if I do.
Face it ladies! We're all pretty obsessed with body image, but this too needs to be weighed.
Physical fitness isn't a good because I think it should be so. I value it as a good because Our Lord did too, but don't get all neo-pagan-cult-of-the-body on me!
There comes a point where you have to draw the line between necessary and reasonable care and the obvious extremes which are to be avoided.
Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 2288 states:
"Life and physical health are precious gifts entrusted to us by God.We must take reasonable care of them, taking into account the needs of others and the common good."
"If morality requires respect for the life of the body, it does not make it an absolute value. It rejects a neo-pagan notion that tends to promote the cult of the body, to sacrifice everything for its sake, to idolize physical perfection and success at sports."
By caring for myself physically, I feel my life and faith are more attractive.
This WEIGHS in as super important!
I am closer to having what life takes when I strive to be healthy in every way.
My body needs formation, so I can better search for and communicate the Truth.
This gets me out of bed!
In fact, it made me sweat profusely twice yesterday!
I am motivated to get to where I want to go. I will rise and not be defeated by my lame and lazy self, which is beginning to get schooled again by my driven and passionate one.
May my yes be yes, and my no be no.
So, as you continue to watch the Olympic Games, be inspired by the sacrifice and dedication of the athletes and see how you might apply some of that awesomeness to your own life and vocation!
Since beginning my August W.I.S.E. Gals Group Training I have lost 5 lbs. in just the first 10 days! I have prayed more and eaten better too! I am more motivated and encouraged by daily getting fit with a small community of women. If this interests you, consider being a part of the upcoming Sept. group! I'd love to help you get to where you want to go.
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