Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Something I Struggle With...

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If you've spent any amount of time perusing my blog you'd recognize my love of food. I would say I have a serious passion about food that tastes good. This means the Mr. and I spend a good amount of time in the kitchen and together. I love that. I also love sharing our kitchen experiences with you, hence an entire page dedicated to our favorite recipes.

Right now as I'm sitting in our sunny living room, the Mr. is in the kitchen frying up some bacon {oh yum!} and flinging {yet another} pizza dough into the air. We're having a homemade BLT pizza for a very late lunch/early supper. I'm sure I'll be sharing the recipe, barring success.

As I'm sitting here soaking in the aroma of my favorite smell; bacon, I'm wondering if I'm doing a good job of taking care of the body I've been given. I hope I come across as someone who's active, health conscious, and eats well too. If not, then I went wrong somewhere. The Mr. and I are some of the most active people in our circle of friends. We run outside during the warm months, hike, bike, and go for long walks. We've remained relatively inactive during the winter months, up until this past year. We took on the challenge of P90X along with a co-ed volleyball league. I'd say we've nailed the term active on the head.

We also like to be conscious of what we put into our bodies. This one's a little harder for me because I could eat sweets all day long. If they're in the house I will find them and I will eat them. That's the unfortunate truth. Right now I have 3 boxes of Girl Scout cookies and some Easter candy that always seems to be calling my name. I continually make a promise to myself that once the sweets are gone I won't replenish them. Big fail. Then I try and convince myself that I still eat healthy because I get my {mainly} fruits and {some} veggies into my diet. I almost feel like I'm lying to myself.

Sweets are something I'm guilty of eating too often. That's why in September of last year I went on a 30 day challenge where I cut them out of my diet cold turkey! I'm sensing another challenge coming on pretty quick, just to remind myself that I do have self control. The only other thing I've found that helps me get control of an area in my life is the word. This specific verse is something that I cling to.

When I read that verse I have a new understanding of why I need to be mindful of what I'm putting in this temple. There was a great price paid; Jesus' life. The very least I can do is honor Him with the body I've been given. Being active, eating right, and taking steps to be proactive about my health are just a few things I know He has called me to do.

What are some things you struggle with? There is freedom in sharing with each other.


  1. I for sure struggle with this too! I eat relatively healthy but I can't seem to find a workout I enjoy doing... During the summer it's easy because I love being outside but in Oregon that's only 2 months a year, if you're lucky.

  2. Thanks for being so honest. Ditto! I went on a walk tonight and couldnt resist getting an ice cream on the way home...Doesnt that kind of defeat the purpose?!?! Ugh.

    Love the idea of the 30 day challenge!

  3. Oh man! As I am sitting and reading this, my stomach is gurgling because I'm trying to resist the temptation of eating some cookies two feet away in my kitchen.. booo. You are so right. I need a thirty day challenge too!

  4. I think you are only human :) Good for you for catching this though! Far too many people don't.

  5. Food is my enemy! Any kind of food! Thank you for sharing this post and verse! :-)


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