A Different Kind of “Fitness” Blog

heartThere are a million fitness blogs – like, literally… a million! I just want to clarify, straight-up, right away, this is not meant to be a “fitness” blog in the hard-core sense. As I mentioned on the home page,  you won’t find fancy photos of well-plated health foods nor intricate workout plans full of sets and reps. What I hope you will find here are the tools and motivation to take care of your body in the best way possible given your season of life. I just want to keep it real and respect the one thing that God gave to you, and only you – your body.

Because here’s the thing – in the end, it doesn’t really matter how fast you can run a 5K or how much weight you can bench press. What does matter is that you put forth the effort to take care of the temple God entrusted to you. Don’t get me wrong, if your way of taking care of your body involves goals for 5Ks or bench presses, that is all fine and well, but that is not my specific focus here.

You know if you are taking care of yourself, right? Eating well, exercising, drinking water, sleeping until rested…. It really doesn’t have to be as complicated as we have made it out to be.

Please don’t mistake me here. I know that it IS hard. But honestly, it shouldn’t be.

It helps to have a plan (Remember? Type A – I thrive on lists and plans), but we have to remember to give ourselves a little grace as well. I don’t want to seem hypocritical – I just want to help you be fit and healthy for the right reasons.

And another thing you will not find on this blog are cheesy, muscle-shot photos or look-at-me-and-how-thin (or strong? or skinny? or fit? — take your pick of which adjective you’d want to be described as) pictures of me. Because this isn’t about me at all – it’s about you. It’s about us. It’s about me helping you see that you are more than a number on a scale or a size on your clothes.

And, guess what, we all have different bodies that have been uniquely created by an awesome God who never makes mistakes. [More on this tomorrow!] There’s no need to compare. And there certainly has to be better motivation out there than someone else’s before-and-after pictures or a sweaty, post-workout selfie!