I've been a little overwhelmed lately. Full to-do lists have kept my mind on eveything but what I'm doing at the moment. I've lost my focus.
While I have been getting adequate workouts, I've just been going through the motions. My nutrition of late is a whole other story. I've been all over the map with too few calories one day, too much processed junk the next, followed by a day with 7-8 servings of veggies and way too much booze.
During my awful long run Monday, I thought about my body. I may not love the way it looks in the mirror, but it's healthy and strong. My legs and lungs allow me to run 13+ miles. My arms allow me to push press and thrust 65+ pounds. This is such a huge blessing. My long run problem was stomach pain, due to poor nutrition...something I brought upon myself.
Everyday people have their body fail them. It could be an injury, such as my dad's torn rotator cuff, or declining health due to a lifetime of bad habits and aging, or a disease that affects a person for unknown reasons. The fact God gave me a capable body is a gift and I should take care of it to the best of my ability.
One day, my body will fail me. It's a fact. I hope that when it does, I know that I used it to its full potential.
I often feel obligated to exercise and eat healthy, doing it because I should. That is not the right attitude. I should do it because I can. So many others can't, and I won't be able to forever.
My inspiration for re-focusing is doing it because I can. Part of this is pushing my limits and seeing what I truly can do!
What inspires you?