You've heard me speak on my fitness/healthy lifestyle journey. For me one of the biggest keys to success, was finding someone to believe in me, and someone who was going to tell me the truth. A trainer, a friend, a labor of love. I found that in Morgan and Farr Fitness. My biggest wish for anyone who has ever felt the way I have about my body, is that they find their own Morgan. Here's her first guest post, and a little bit about this awesome person I get to call friend.
"I'll start next week"
I hate this phrase more than just about anything else I hear in the gym. The only phrase more odious than this one is the dreaded "I can't" mindset. As much as I dislike hearing it in the gym I dislike it even more to hear people say it in our everyday lives. Pushing things off until "later" is practically an American pastime. Procrastination is held up in our society as a funny thing, something that witty and clever people do. You know you've seen the shirts and coffee mugs that say things like: procrastinators unite...tomorrow. And people laugh at them until you stop and think about what that really means.
Let me explain.
What is the most precious commodity you have? I'll give you a couple of hints:
You can't find more of it (like water) You can't create more of it (like food) You can't earn more of it (like money) You can't replace it (like friends)
Time is the one thing on this Earth that you can never get more of. As a Christian I know that my time here on Earth is limited, one day Jesus will call me home to heaven and my time here will be over. When I have to stand before the creator of the universe and answer for how I spent my time here on Earth do I really want to say, "I spent the time you gave me binge watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix every evening and weekend"? Or how about "God I really served you by playing Candy Crush in my spare time"?
We don't know when God is going to call us home, so don't waste another second of your life on watching made up characters live pretend (and often very sinful) lives on a screen over and over again or playing a game that doesn't matter. God has given you an incredible life, full of interesting characters more fascinating than anything a writer could dream up. Go meet them. Have coffee with your neighbor. Go for a run with your friend from MOPS. Take a meal to the elderly couple across the street.
So why do I care about this so much? My heart aches when people tell me they will do "x" tomorrow or next week. We aren't promised tomorrow. We have been given a command to "Go in to the work and make disciples" not sit on our butts and take in garbage.
Stop watching fake people living fake lives and go get your own real life. This isn't a video game, you don't get to start over. Make it count.
Morgan Farr is an Army wife currently stationed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina with her wonderful husband Brian and their sons William and Henry. Morgan is a full-time homemaker that dedicates her free time to ministering to Army wives through Bible studies, one-on-one mentorship and physical training. Morgan writes about her transition out of feminism and into biblical womanhood on her blog. You can find her training programs on her blog FarrFunctionalFitness.blogspot.com.