Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Why I'm Doing This

Although this started out as a journey to eat healthier and exercise more, I have decided to expand my blog into simply being more active (not just going to work, school, and home) and becoming healthier in mind, spirit, emotions, and body.  There are a lot of reasons why I am starting this blog and deciding to officially embark on this journey.  Here are some:
-I am tired of not feeling comfortable in my own skin
-My husband and I want to start having a family within the next year or so and I would like to become healthier before that happens
-I want to glorify God through my body; "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 Cor. 6:19-20
-I want to be more alert and energetic
-I want to be more disciplined
-I want my life to be a testimony to others of God's faithfulness and goodness
-I want more accountability and I figure that if people read this blog and notice that I haven't posted in awhile they can ask me how I'm doing
-I would like a space to process and share my thoughts about God and where He is in all of this
-I know that it will be more difficult years down the road to change my lifestyle and habits and so I ought to start now

I hope and pray that this blog becomes a tool that God uses to change me and perhaps inspire others.  I know that with any hard thing or change, it is easier when you know that others are going through a similar experience and you're able to encourage each other.  Please tell me if you are embarking on a similar journey and we can encourage each other!


  1. I love it! Praying for you! And yes, I'm on a similar journey too. :)

  2. I love this whole thing… the idea of blogging, of doing it for accountability, of doing it for all areas (mind, spirit, emotions, body), and also your background and picture :) I am sorta on that journey too… I mean, not sorta, I just hadn't officially thought of it like that :) but I've been thinking more often about how everything I do is for him, for his glory, and for his praise not man's :)