Balancing the Books

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. (Philippians 4:5, KJV)

Coach Nancy wrote a great post today about balance. She talked about how she'd become obsessed with running this summer while training for a marathon and isolated from her friends.

I get that.

I tend to be an extreme person (eat too much, exercise too much, good or bad, it's usually too much). I've come to terms with that compulsive part of myself and try to keep her (the crazy woman) in check. Sometimes I fail. Today, I went for a run. I'd decided to make it short, but once I got going, my mind started turning, "What about turning here? Ooh, let's..." Nope. I had to cut her off. This year is about keeping it simple. My word for 2011 is:


I'm not sure what that means exactly, but I'm hoping it's about being less anxious and treating myself and others with gentleness. Moderation, even. Imagine that? So, I do have a few goals, but I decided to keep them simple:

1. Workout 3x a week.
2. Cook 3x a week.
3. Blog 3x a week.

With my practical side firmly at the helm, I'm looking at these goals and thinking that a couple of them will really be a challenge, but doable. Here's to a little balance for all of us.

Father God,
May we be known for our moderation. Help us to be kind to ourselves and others and to build habits that will last a lifetime. May we start off this New Year with love and laughter (with a few crunches thrown in!)
In Jesus' name, Amen

run, 67 minutes, 754 calories
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    Yep, moderation is what I am after too. Flow sounds good too.
    Your goals sound do-able. I wish you the best and look forward to celebrating your success this year! emoticon emoticon
    2699 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/1/2011 7:58:58 PM
    Re FLOW: I think that it is more allowing God's grace & power FLOW into and out of us.

    His very breath and blood FLOW through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love. Eph 4:16 in The Message emoticon
    2699 days ago
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