Proper Place

I’ve arrived at one conclusion as I’ve explored my eating and fitness habits.  I must keep food in its proper place in my life.

I promised I wouldn’t turn this into a diet and fitness blog and the reason I won’t is that there are so many more interesting things to me.  I know fitness is a hot topic, and if you want to see some great stuff on fitness, just click on my brother’s picture at your right.  He’s got it going on, for sure.  It seems to me, though, that people who are super thin become consumed by the quest, and I don’t want to be consumed by being thin.  I don’t want to concentrate on calories every waking moment.

That said, I also don’t want to rely on food as my only comfort, my only venue for celebration.  It shouldn’t be my go-to.

I don’t want to be consumed by limiting food and I don’t want to be consumed by relying upon food.

Balance.  That’s what I want.  That’s what I need.

And that’s going to be my goal.  A healthy, balanced attitude toward food and fitness.  For me, that means a walk with the kids every evening when I get home.  It means eating when I’m hungry and not going past full.  It means taking some vitamins and drinking plenty of water.  It means enjoying my food and refusing to rely upon it for comfort.  It means taking care of my body, but not waiting until I’m a certain size to be confident in myself as a woman.  It means not letting food consume my life, whether that be limiting my food or overindulging in food, but using food as a fuel for energy, a blessing to others, and a gift from God to help me move on to living the life He has for me.

I write this with a feeling of satisfaction in my tummy, having enjoyed a delicious dinner, but didn’t stuff myself.  I’m going to go on to bed and get a balanced night’s sleep.  I’m glad to have explored this area of my heart and ready to apply what I’ve learned.  Hopefully, putting food in its proper place will be more like riding a bike than walking a tightrope!!  Thanks for taking this journey with me.

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