1 Corinthians 6:19
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the holy spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price, therefore, honor God with your bodies.
Between the time we are born into this world and adulthood we undergo an uncountable number of transformations as human beings. To be able to cover them all would take a matter of days, weeks, years even! So to simply make this post more specific, we will be applying this very question to one area: fitness and health.
When I look back on my fitness transformations, there are many. From an athletic and sporty student in school, to an avid long-distance runner (because that was my “me” time) to becoming a personal trainer and learning about how our bodies work, to an organic mama, to a body builder and bikini competitor, and doing so while pregnant with my second child. The human body truly is magnificent, and the changes it is able to endure is mind blowing.
Something to be thankful and grateful for.
I look back and though I see many good changes, there were bad transformations I went through as well. All learning points in my life, I assure you. But to be where I am now, at a place in my life where many people would consider themselves “content”, I am still learning, and developing and hoping to continue my transformations for as long as I possibly can.
You see, transforming is the only way to continue to grow. The only way to honor God with my body. The only way to show my children to do the same. The only way to help others do the same.
This is why I am so adamant to set goals for myself.
How can I be stronger?
How can I get faster?
How can I become healthier?
How can I be happier?
How can I teach my children to want and do the same?
So here I am, 10 years later, at 28 years old, still working towards bettering myself. Transformation should never be a destination, but should become a way of life. And the answer to the question “Are we ever really done transforming ourselves?” is no, we shouldn’t be.
When you let your body slip into an unhealthy state, or give up, you are not only disrespecting yourself, and your loved-ones who care to see you healthy, but our Creator as well.
God created it.
Jesus died for it.
The spirit lives within it.
I better take care of it.