How do we LOVE our bodies?

The Pure Pursuit of Health & Fitness {part 1}

 

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When was the last time you thought about your body, especially in a negative way? Yesterday? This morning? Just a minute ago? The stats for how often men think about sex throughout the course of a day is staggering, but I bet the stats for how often women think about their bodies would rival it. The pants either fit or don’t fit, the saddlebags are still there, the stretch marks are embarrassing, and don’t even get me started on the baby pooch!

As women, we obsess over our bodies, whether we love them or hate them. We are guilty of body-worship, aren’t we?

The realm of health and fitness is discouraging. There just doesn’t seem to be a middle ground between body-worship and just plain unhealthy. When we decide to make some healthy changes we’re instantly bombarded with sexy role models and food obsession. I’m sure you have experienced this. And I’m sure you have felt a tinge of repulsion, thinking “well, that’s not really why I want to get fit”. As a result, you can quickly lose motivation because the pursuit feels anything but pure.

Is it possible to have a completely pure pursuit of health and fitness? Yes, but it may require a drastic shift in focus. Our focus must shift from simply looking good to being the strongest, fittest, and most deeply healthy woman we can be, not to bring attention to ourselves, but to be responsible with what we’ve been given.

What are your thoughts about body health and body image?  Has God taught you something about this topic that you would like to share? Let us know!

Go tell yourself that you’re fearfully and wonderfully made! 

Then, go tell a friend.


megan_dMegan Dahlman is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Certified Precision Nutrition Coach, and mother of two little boys. She coaches women of all ages toward becoming healthy and fit. She just launched www.strong-mommas.com , a website fully catered toward moms who are looking for a more heavenly perspective in health and fitness. It is loaded with workout and nutrition guidance, helping moms become truly healthy and strong, not just sexy. Megan lives in Aurora with her husband, two boys, horse, dog and chickens. You can follow her on Facebook @strongmommas and Instagram @strong_mommas.

 

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