In today's episode of Monica's Morning Minute, Coach Monica shares a heartfelt story from her childhood struggle with obesity. It's hard to believe that someone who is now a role model of fitness was ever challenged with weight, but now Coach Monica is a shining example of the change that the Lord can make in a person's life when the truly surrender to Him.
Starting off by way of a quick introduction, my name is Jeremy Binns... Recently I read a quote by coach Monica that really touched a chord with me, and I knew instantly that I wanted to write a post inspired by her words. This is what she wrote, "Your worth is not defined in a mirror. Your worth is defined in God."
Seems like all my life I've been able to eat anything I wanted without thinking much about it...and never really gaining any weight. Even after having four children I was always able to reclaim my body. Well, soon after entering my 40's I began to notice I wasn't quite as slim and trim as I used to be. I failed over the next few years at keeping off the excess weight and finally came to a place where I realized I needed that extra push and some accountability.
For years I have struggled with a vicious cycle of defeat. While I have been active and athletic for my entire life, I allowed myself to gain weight over the last decade and used some of life's major events (having 2 boys, work and travel, etc.) as justification for that weight gain and un-healthy lifestyle.
Aiming For Skinny: Skinny is the goal, right!? Isn't that what we're aiming for. We want to be able to stand in front of the mirror without sucking it all in and not hate what we see for a change. Right? It's not about getting skinny. It's about being whole! The thing is, we have to look beyond the mirror and turn our evaluating gaze inward instead of outward once in a while. Ask yourself the question, why do you need to be skinny?
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