What’s Your Motivation for Taking Care of Your Body?

After having worked as a personal trainer for almost 12 years, I still come across some people who ask, “It seems somewhat superficial to build a career around looking good. As a Christian woman, why would you choose a field that focuses so much on aesthetics?”

That’s a great question. My response is always this: “My body is not mine. I was created by God. I find satisfaction in keeping my body in good health and strength to honor Him. The Bible teaches us that our body belongs to God. So, we must take good care of our body and use it for His purpose. “

Social media, magazines and movies all glorify images of perfect looking bodies. People make a big effort, spending lots of time and money to look a certain way. Why is this so important? Does looking good make us feel better or happier, or is there more to it than that.

Some questions to consider:

What is God’s purpose for your body?

How do you think about your health? What does it mean to you?

How do you prioritize your bodily health? How important is living a healthy, active lifestyle to you? Why?

Do you have a unique personal philosophy or motivation regarding health that you can share with us?

How do you keep away from overeating and generally overindulging?

Please share your thoughts below.