Embrace the Joys of Summer

My devotional today is about embracing the body that God gave to us.  Not sitting on the side lines because of what we think that we look like.  Truth is…hardly anyone is actually even paying attention to what it is is YOU look like.

“I want to find any and every excuse to stay covered, stay inside, stay invisible.”  Shauna Niequist.  There are certainly many people who feel like this, but where does that get them.  Probably in a bigger state of shame, with more reasons to stay covered or invisible.

I don’t have my best body.  That was probably about 12 years ago.  The fact of the matter is too, now after 3 children, I’ll never get back to that body.  Even if the scale reads the same as it did back then.

I joined a weight loss challenge with some friends 2 weeks ago though, went back on my low-carb diet that I did last summer and have been purposefully moving more.  There have already been more days this summer where you could catch me in my bathing suit or in shorts then would have happened in the last 4 or 5 years.

“I’m going to live in the body that God made me, not because it’s perfect but because it’s mine.” -Savor

That is is, that is really all that needs to be noted!  Take that truth.  I am here and while I am healthy enough and lucky enough to have the ability to move, run, dance and swim, that is exactly what I am going to do.

I will not take one minute for granted.  Even though today is my weigh-in day for this challenge, I am going to be grateful for whatever the scale says because I feel physically better than I have in years.

 

Published by Making Time For Me

Wife, Mother, Step Mom, Control Freak. 7 years into my second marriage and dedicated to making my home a chemical free safe haven <3

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