Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Comfortable in Your Own Skin

What does it feel like to be so completely secure with your body that you would a) choose a vacation where you spend every day on the beach in a bathing suit b) take pictures that include yourself in said bathing suit with no cover up and c) publicly share said pictures?

I want this level of comfort. I want to like myself enough to be able to do that one day. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Traits for a healthier lifestyle

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

 (2 Peter 1:5-7)

Weight loss requires diligence to your plan, faith that you will succeed, virtue as you don't cheat, knowledge of how to lose weight and get healthy, temperance or control over your mind and body, and patience that change will come. It is my belief that the godliness applies as well. As we gain control of our bodies we can become as God, and a healthy lifestyle is more conducive to godliness than an unhealthy one. Brotherly kindness and charity are attributes that will become a significant part of our lives as we become less focused on ourselves and more focused on others. It is easier to focus less on self when you like yourself and the way you look, though you should still try to focus on others more. Being fat is no excuse to be self centered.