(Questions taken from Ruthie's blog)
- does it always have to be a choice?
Yes, it always has to be a choice... always. Just like we tell our children... make wise choices. All we do every day, is make choices.
- does it always have to be a mental thing before its a physical thing?
Yep, I think so! The only things ever holding me back are preconceptions, or my lack of faith in myself, or just not putting myself on that flippen list. It is always about the mind first. The body follows the mind. God made it that way. Guess it is just another proof that He cares about what is inside, in our hearts and minds, more than what is on the outsides. (Thanks to Amy for this verse today!)
1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
Alright, Lord, point taken.
- when life gets busy we do dont want to do the things we know we should do to feel our best?
Oh, and to put it simply, I think I mistakenly believe that I just HAVE to take care of this and this and this... so I will be the least likely to make a fuss if I am not attended to, so there I go, on that far back burner.
- is it going to be a struggle ... always... to be healthy?
Only the things that we work the hardest for, seem to reap the greatest reward.
- is it so hard to live in this world and be healthy and fit?
Also, our culture revolves around pleasure foods. Fast foods too! Gone are the days of eating at home with your family. Personally, I plan on being one of the women trying to bring that back in Vogue! haha! I just have to learn how to not hate cooking first!
Ok, apparently I could rant forever on that last one. You should see how much I deleted. So I will just stop short there!