I believe that being healthy encompasses who we are on the inside. I like to call it being “fit on the inside.” May I be honest and tell you that I have not always had this right. God had to do some changing in my heart to learn that fit people on the inside are:
- confident in who they are in Christ and their purpose in life
- living and working with pure motives in all that they do
Often times not being healthy on the inside is what keeps one from getting fit on the outside. Here is why.
Confidence and Purpose
A lack of confidence and life purpose usually leads to the need to say “yes” to everything and please everyone, which is exhausting physically and mentally. How can there be any time or energy to exercise and eat healthy when trying to be everything for everyone else. By focusing on personal strengths, talents and abilities there can be a desire to be healthy to fulfill a purpose and be more effective with our time.
Not Having the Right Motivation to Get Healthy
Have you ever said “I just can’t seem to stay motivated.” If so, you may be trying to be motivated by something that does not really drive you.
If you struggle to stay motivated, take a few minutes to write down all of the benefits you could receive from exercising and eating healthy.
- manage your stress
- have confidence in yourself
- honor God with your body and food
- have energy to fulfill God’s purpose for your life
- live a longer life to enjoy your family
Dig deep into your soul and think about why you really want to exercise and eat healthy. A pure motivation brings changes that will lead to healthy living, not a temporary unrealistic diet and exercise plan.
Being healthy and fit encompasses so much more than who we are on the outside. I believe by focusing on getting fit on the inside first, we are more equipped to manage our time effectively and sustained a healthy balanced diet and exercise program on to be fit on outside that can last a lifetime.