Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WLW: Listening to My Body

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I thought for sure that I lost weight this week. Because I was dealing with my nasty virus, my diet this week consisted mostly of Advocare's Meal Replacement Shakes and soup. No, I wasn't active at all, but I was still convinced I would see a victory on the scale. Not so much. I'm still exactly at the weight I was two weeks ago.

I was going to dwell on this seemingly negative fact, but I realized that I gave my body exactly what it needed at the time - rest. This morning, my body woke up at 4:15 AM craving movement. I listened and spent an hour on the treadmill. It wasn't a strenuous workout by any means, but I felt great afterwards. I think it's because I gave my body exactly what it needed.

I have to trust that the Holy Spirit will always speak to me about what my body needs. I just need to obey when He speaks. (Which isn't always easy for someone as stubborn as me!) Only then will I see the positive results that I know lie ahead.

Romans 8:11 - "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."


  1. What a great verse for a weight loss journey! And you are right. Your body needed rest. I am completely impressed that you got up to exercise for an hour this morning. Good Job!

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  2. Good job resting and good job exercising. I did not listen to my body last night, instead I exercised when it needed to rest and I paid for it.