Roughly a month ago Sam started the Whole 30. I spent over 6 months over the summer and fall with a personal trainer, and changing my diet in various ways on a journey toward bettering my body. It may be out of context, but “I discipline my body and bring it into subjection.” (1 Cor 9:27) I think the only way to change something is to fight for it. So I signed up for personal training and disciplined my body to bring it into subjection. Or at least that what I wished had happened.
I wanted to lose 2 lbs a week because I was eating well and exercising like a fool. I didn’t lose a single pound. In over six months. Not a pound. I’ve been stuck at 250lbs for about a year. Thankfully that’s 50lbs less than I’m used to, but after months and months of rigorous training and eating healthy I expect to see more progress.
So in talking with my doctor and trying to figure out what might be the issue, she mentioned that I could be allergic to something completely normal like broccoli. So in order to eliminate some things from my diet I decided to start the Whole 30 too! Whole 30 is similar to the Phase 1 diet I went on where I lost 50lbs, so I figure it has to be at least close to what I need. I’m 3 days in. I weighed myself at the start, as well as took a picture of myself to gauge any progress I might make over the next 30 days. Of course I won’t be showing that photo unless a miracle happens and I spontaneously get a 6-pack in the next 30 days.
I want to keep in mind 1 Timothy 4:8, “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” It’s godly to care for this body I’m in while I have it, but people come before things. Believe it or not, but your body is just a thing. So much so that whoever tries to hold onto their life will lose it. The apostles knew this and gave their bodies freely knowing what was coming.
I’ve spent my life battling my body, and I’ve got a long way to go.