Saturday, April 17, 2010

Re-inventing my Body

I am a person who believes in keeping my body healthy and strong.  I exercise a lot and I have a job where I am quite physical; however, I hate taking pictures of myself, because I am not pleased with the way my body looks.  For someone who exercises as much as I do, it is sure hard to shake the fat, especially truncal fat.  I know it has something to do with age and hormones, because since my unfortunate experience with run away female hormones (my body making too much estrogen), I've had trouble keeping my weight in check.

As of this week, I will be launching an all out battle to finally combat this weight issue.  Yes, I have nicely toned legs and arms, and a great upright posture, but there is just too much weight sitting in my mid section.  Yes, I am thankful that things could have been worse, because there is a familial tendency to be overweight, and I  am doing a good job of keeping overt obesity at bay, but I think I can do better.  I am now a size 14, which is down from my original size 16 two years ago.  I can even fit in size 12 at times, depending on the cut of the outfit.  My goal is to  get to that perfect 10!  That is only two dress sizes down!  I think I can do this.  I just need the discipline to stay the course, and God's help of course.  Without Him, I can do nothing!  Please pray for me as I embark on this journey.


David Waltz said...

Hi Hillary,

I had had some difficulty getting to sleep tonight, so I jumped on the internet, and checked in on my blog. I read your last post just moments ago, and am seriously reflecting on what you wrote—if the Spirit leads me, I will post some of my own thoughts tomorrow (the Lord willing).

After reading your comments, I clicked on your posting name which lead me to your blog, and this thread; just wanted to give you my encouragement concerning the goals you have set—I shall add you to my prayers.

On a personal note, I have tried to maintain a balance between intellectual/spiritual pursuits and my physical side ever since I read about the ancient Greek culture as a youth. I suppose I have been a bit more fortunate than most; as you know, I am an incurable bibliophile—I have also maintained an interest in keeping my body fit to pursue my intellectual and spiritual studies—those efforts have enabled me to stay at a body weight between 190-195 lbs. for about 30 years now (I will shortly be 55).

Anyway, stay on course, it is worth the effort !!!

God bless,


Daughter of Wisdom said...

Hi David,

Welcome to my blog. Thank you for your prayers! LOL! I hope I did not sound like a basket case. LOL! This is just a personal goal which I have set for myself in achieving wholeness in body, spirit, and soul. We have all fallen short, and far away from perfection that God intends for us to be. I am just trying to be obedient to the will of God for my life.

Thanks for dropping by. Please visit as much as you want.

Peace and blessings,