Over at the Sisterhood, we have these things called the Monday Project. As we all know becoming healthy involves much more than the food we eat or how much we exercise. The Monday Projects are about just that. Its about becoming healthy as a WHOLE person – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
This week’s project asks the question, “What would it look like if I started this journey two years from now?”
Honestly, I do not even want to think about it! But I know I need to! If I put off getting healthy for another two years, I would probably be at least 10 pounds heavier, much more depressed, and have not an ounce of self-confidence. I would not be able to run and play with an active 3 year old. I would probably have put off my career dreams as I would be hanging onto feelings of inadequacy. My relationship with my husband would be feeling the strain of not feeling comfortable within my own skin and feeling ashamed of my body being seen.
Seeing all of these things listed out hurts. Deeply. I have been trying to jump start this journey to becoming healthy for so long but its looking at myself in these ways that I become of every reason of why I need to. I deserve to love myself and feel confident in my own skin. My daughter deserves a mom who can run and play with her and can serve as a role model. My husband deserves a wife who will let him love her like he desires and not dismiss every compliment and share intimacy because of fearing rejection because of lack of body confidence. God deserves a follower who applauds His creation and honors her body as a temple. I deserve a healthy life and I know I am going to get there.