It's been forever since I posted on here. Sorry to anyone who felt my absence!
I've been busy with half marathon/full marathon training, school, and work, and all the mental exhaustion has left me generally uninspired! (Might I even say burned out?)
But talking with a friend today, I got an idea for something that's been on my mind for a long time and I'd love to write about... So here goes nothing!
I honestly and fully believe that the body is a temple. Our bodies are gifts, vessels, and most importantly, the only ones that we're going to get- we have to live with and in them the rest of our lives!
Every day we make little (and big) choices that build or destroy our temples, and to me these are a form of appreciation or harm of an awesome gift that we have.
Going on a run, lifting weights and strengthening your bones, or engaging in an hour of yoga? Awesome ways to appreciate this gift, the only body you'll ever get.
Stuffing your face with McDonalds, smoking a pack of cigarettes, or partying and drinking heavily? Great ways to harm and degrade the gift you've been given.
One easy thing I do is ask myself, often, several times a day "Am I treating my body as a temple?"
Am I working too hard and risking injury or overuse?
Am I eating healthily and nourishing myself with the proper foods?
Am I getting enough rest?
Am I maintaining a positive attitude and outlook?
Those of you who know me know I'm not the most religious person, but I do know and believe that our bodies and lives are once-in-a-lifetime (literally) gifts that too many take for granted.
I'd love if you looked seriously at your day, your actions, your movement, and your intake and asked yourself,
Am I treating my body as a temple?