I absolutely love running, but I used to be a slave to it. It’s one of my favorite ways to be active, but during the years of struggling with idolizing my body and food, I’m not sure I always did running for the right reasons. I think my perspective has changed over the years, and in the past year I’ve run less than any other years of my running career, but I’m actually loving it more.
Today is ‘Take Care of Your Temple Tuesday’ with Lyss. Today, I’m going to talk about why my mindset needs to be right about exercise, so that it doesn’t become unhealthy. Taking care of your body and mind and soul and spirit includes knowing ‘why’ you exercise, and as I’ve learned, it is SO easy for exercise to become unhealthy, because it can become an obsession.
Hop to my lovely sister in Christ’s blog, Lyss to check out her posts too! 🙂
Don’t you do what you love a lot if you love it so much?
Well running had become an idol to me. I felt kind of like a slave to running. In essence I was worshipping running. Isaiah 44:17 says it in an ‘ouch’ sort of way to me now that I think about it. ‘But the rest of it he makes into a god, his graven image He falls down before it and worships; he also prays to it and says, “Deliver me, for you are my god.”‘