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It's more important that you model humility than that you model perfection.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

That is a quote I read in a devotional yesterday. Since I just turned 31, I've decided I want to focus on becoming the Proverbs 31 woman this year! I set myself goals for each month related to a verse from the chapter. This month: Noble Character.
Living by myself, I tend toward the selfish since most of my day-to-day decisions involve only me! But I'm working on putting others first and this quote really spoke to me...I so often try to put forward the image of "perfection" even though it's obvious (being nearly 100 pounds overweight) that there is SOMETHING wrong.
When you read/watch weight loss stuff you often hear, it's time to put YOU first, time to focus on YOU. And while I understand the sentiment, recently I've been watching some videos called "I am second" and they are all about putting God first. If I do that, if I allow him to be Lord even over my health choices, and respect my body as a living sacrifice, temple of the holy spirit, then maybe I will get the same result.

SPEAKING of results... I finally hit the 5kg (10lb) lost mark today! emoticon Looking at my tracker, it's taken me almost a month to lose this one, though I lost two last month. I'm really happy to see my work pay off, including insanity. I finished the video that I had to stop halfway through earlier in the week, and that felt great. My favorite so far is probably cardio recovery...well except for the pulses emoticon and I must say, I do enjoy the fact that Shaun T takes his shirt off at some point during every video emoticon
Ok I'll stop now... time to ice my ankles, take a shower, and drink some tea for my sore throat.
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1BEACHWALKER 5/20/2013 2:56PM

    emoticon On the 10 pounds! emoticon emoticon

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RUNNING-TURTLE 5/16/2013 11:18AM

    Good for you on 10 pounds down. It can be difficult. I've seen the insanity videos, and I don't think I could do them. That's probably why I stick with Jillian. But it looks like a great workout. We all should be ourselves second to god, but first above others around us, since we tend to put family, friends and coworkers ahead of us. I have that problem. I just remember to pray, go to church when I'm feeling well, and give myself me time, even if it's only to reflect what I have done or learned for the day. Keep up the good work.

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NANCYPAT1 5/16/2013 7:03AM

    That is a fantastic reminder of what our focus needs to be on in our lives. Perfection is NOT an achievable goal and modeling humility and perseverance makes a whole lot more sense.

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PATSYB7 5/16/2013 5:48AM

    Great job! Keep going!

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SPLD1RTTN2 5/16/2013 2:59AM

    So great to hear you lost 10 pounds emoticon I know what you mean about putting forth the image that everything is perfect. I too still have over 100 pounds to lose and it can be daunting if we look at the big picture. I have learned from my time on spark people to set more manageable goals. My favorite is the 10 % of your body weight system. I find this makes it easier because the numbers are smaller and more doable than trying to reach the 100 pound mark without ever celebrating the smaller weight loss victories. I also respect the fact you have decided to put God first and you second. I believe when we give ourself fully to God all things are possible. I'm so proud of you for hanging in there. One day you will look back and this battle will have been won. Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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