You Only Have One Temple

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There is only one you. Nobody on this earth can do what you are called to do. You have a purpose. You have a unique destiny—a distinct calling. Yet, in order to fulfill your God-given potential, you have to make sure you are taking care of you. Remember, there is only one you. But, are you taking proper care of your temple? Are you putting the right fuel in your body to sustain the race you are running? Are you taking care of your body so that you can protect yourself from unnecessary diseases or ailments? These are all self-examination questions that require a Selah moment (meaning pause and consider).

The Bible encourages us to take care of our temples. Third John 1:2 states, “Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are healthy in body as you are strong in spirit” (NLT). Becoming healthy in both body and spirit is very important. Both serve a vital purpose to enable endurance, strength and productivity as you walk through this life.

Simply stated, your health matters. Actually, it goes far deeper than what you could probably imagine. People need you to survive. And not only survive, but thrive! So no more couch potato days, overloading on snacks, and unscheduled workouts! It’s time to take care of you.

If you are enrolled in an exercise program, that’s great! But if not, it’s certainly not by chance you’re reading this article. It’s time to get the ball rolling—and keep it rolling. Enroll in a good fitness program, accompanied with proper eating habits. Search online for new healthy meal choices and break out the pots and pans. Make it fun! Read the article entitled, “31 Quick-and-Easy Fat Burning Recipes” on www.health.com.

Also, make sure you’re tracking your progress. Check your body fat, cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Don’t forget to keep your eye on the scale (just not every day due to unnecessary discouragement). Another helpful health tip is to grab a workout partner while you exercise. Join a boot camp class or group training session. It’s not only fun to work out with others, but it also holds you accountable.

While you’re on a roll, call and schedule your yearly well-women checkup. You don’t want to miss this. It’s highly important that you don’t skip out on your annual Pap smear, breast exam or mammogram. Early detection is the best detection, so pay attention to your calendar and your body. Remember, you only have one temple, so make sure you are taking care of you.