9/25/13

WWW: What's The Point

It really bugs me when people ask me this question, “What’s the point of working out and trying to look so good when you’re just going to die and have the body buried in the ground?” Whelp, party pooper, thank you for that. Other times I hear, “I’d rather be fat and happy than skinny and miserable.” Why does it have to be one extreme or the other? This ignorance simply just frustrates me.

#America



                I don’t work out and exercise and eat healthy to make myself miserable. I eat every meal like you. However, I eat foods that don’t make me lethargic or constipated or gassy or backed up. Instead, I eat things that make me feel good on the inside so I can perform better. I know people often look down on my diet and think I’m miserable because I eat paleo and can’t have ice cream or a snickers bar or high fructose corn syrup. I won’t lie to you, I often have cravings, but don’t we all? I’m not miserable at all. And in all honesty, I cheated the other day with ice cream and cookies. A little break and moderation helps me remember that my diet is a lifestyle choice not an idol. 

I also want to say the word diet doesn’t have to have such a negative connotation. Diet isn’t the restriction of food but the food you eat.
she might enjoy her food too much...

                So back to the main topic, Erica, what exactly is the point of all this? Well, what’s the point of anything? What’s the point of life? I think that’s the question you need to answer for yourself. However, I’ll open up and give you my answer. I believe that I was created for a purpose. That purpose can be found in the Bible. I was made for the sole reason to glorify God, who made me. Therefore, my life and all that I do and say should draw attention to him. He is and should be #1 in my life. #2 should be your family and friends, which ironically is where your ministry begins. 

These 2 things should affect all the decisions you make. For example, the decision to work out and be healthy greatly affects my #1 and #2.

 In order for me to glorify God and his temple, which is my body, I have to treat it with respect and honor. I have to keep it in shape and performing and functioning at top notch so I can spread the word of God.

 It also is of utmost importance because the more I take care of my body, the longer God’s Holy Spirit has a dwelling place in my temple, causing my life span to increase, and God’s glory and kingdom to multiply. For the second reason, I should want to further my life span and keep myself healthy for those that I love like my friends and family. I need energy to go places with them and do things and experience things.


                Otherwise, I would have a question for you: what’s the point of existing in the first place if you’re not living it to the fullest and just wasting away your time on earth? 

I hope you will ponder this and evaluate your life. I know this is a little heavy for a WWW article, but this may be the push that some of us need or the motivation to change our lifestyle and start living fully now with simple every day choices. Maybe we need to live for those #1 and #2 just a little bit more. We love you here at Endu and are always here to encourage you, educate you, pray with you, uplift you, and strengthen you. Let us know what we can do for you!

No comments:

Post a Comment

About Me

My photo
BS, MS - exercise Physiology
EPC - Board Certified Exercise Physiologist

Published Thesis
The impact of three different forms of warm up on performance

Graduate from Midwestern State University, founder of Endunamoo Barbell Club, and Endunamoo Strength and Conditioning. Working to help athletes physically reach their goals and achieve scholarships while spiritually pouring into as many people as possible on all platforms.