Why are we doing all of this? Why do we care about our body? Isn't there more to life than just our flesh?
Last night I went to an amazing Chris Tomlin concert with my husband and friends. It was so great to step away and not think about the details of my life. This week I have tried to gain perspective on what my true focuses are. Fitness and this site to encourage women is obviously important to me, but I really felt the need to put more time and energy into my faith, husband and children.
In doing so, I was able to look objectively at my approach to this site and remember the true motivation when creating it. It is not just about getting the physical body we all want, but about becoming the person trapped within.
How does fitness become a deeper meaning in our life? Not just about our flesh, but about becoming the woman that we were created to be? As Michelangelo once stated about his sculpture, "An Angel trapped in marble."
How can it be used to conquer obstacles? I truly believe the physical act of disciplined exercise teaches us how far we can go in other areas. Once you complete something a light bulb comes on and you know the next time hardship comes your way that you are stronger than before.
Fitness can tie into all aspects of your life. That is why this former sedentary person in her youth is so excited by it. I know it will not complete me and there is more to life than just my body, but I also know how far I can go in all things and that I was created to not live scared or limited.
I hope the same for you whether you are struggling in this area or you are a marathon running, working out machine. This is for everybody.
How has the act of exercise showed you your true strength?
Have you ever been able to accomplish something because you have had success with exercise?