You have that discussion with yourself before hand of all the reasons you deserve to not have to work out today. Like the treadmill day before yesterday gave me crazy blisters again. Evidently I walk really hard on the balls of my feet so by 30 minutes in power walking on the treadmill….It feels like I am barefoot. No cushion between my feet and the treadmill. Feels so painful. So today I was contemplating since I got to the gym late, just doing strength training because my feet hurt so bad. I was like nah, its fine. I’ll just skip cardio today. So I was wasting time… watching the infomercial on the gym television… and finally after about 10 minutes of an internal battle of excuses I was just like screw it. Got on the elliptical and did my 45 minutes. Technically, I did 47 because during my contemplation phase I didn’t enter my weight so my calories weren’t being counted so I restarted after two minutes when I decided I was going to do it. Blisters or no blisters. No excuses. So I did it and when I finished. I felt like a Bad Ass. I didn’t have time to lift weights because I didn’t start..ellipticalling? (Yeah I did that..), until about 2:47 and I have to get upstairs to work by 4. So after my shift, I went back down to the gym and did my circuit. Pretty satisfied. 🙂 Tracking food starts again tomorrow. Oh and core work tomorrow… yuck. my abs still hurt. I can barely pee without being in a little pain and when I cough..I cringe. haha.
Pretend this is a creative transition to another topic. In this case, its just lack of respect. I’m all about having respect for different beliefs. I really am, while I am a Christian, it is because I choose to be and anyone else has the right to be whatever political and religious affiliation they chose to be. I understand on my Facebook that I get your updates in my feed and that those are your opinions. However, I recently had a pretty dear friend of mine, spend his entire Easter posting Memes and random blurbs about how Christians “Fucked up” Easter – Pagan edition. Which he is fully entitled to his opinions, however I disagree. We may not agree on what the reason for Easter is, but it is still Easter. His open post that one religion is responsible for ‘fucking up’ a holiday… It irked me and well, Facebook has yet to create a ‘dislike’ button. So I just commended and said ‘dislike.’ Honestly, I figured he’d ignore it. But he said, “its the truth, sorry you dislike”. This was the first uber Christian bashing comment. We live in America, he can Christian bash all he wants to, but I am a Christian and do not care to see it. I believe that Easter is celebration the Resurrection of Christ. I just kind of let it roll off because it isn’t my job to judge and I’m not going “feed the trolls” as I like to call it. (Not implying that those of other faiths are trolls, just that this particular person I consider to be troll like in nature when it comes to the topic). So then I check my feed again, several hours later, yet another post about what Christians “Think” they are celebrating and what they are actually celebrating. News Flash. I don’t tell you what you celebrate so don’t tell me what the holiday I celebrate represents to me. Again…I keep saying, don’t feed the trolls. Finally, before I got home, I checked again and another post about how Easter is basically a joke because of its Pagan origin in history. I’m not saying I have to agree with everything, but after I wrote dislike on the first one, I honestly felt like I was being belittled by this person. Maybe that’s me taking it too personally, if that is the case so be it. I have plenty of friends who get along with me just fine and they aren’t Christian.
John 15:17. “Here is the law I gave you. Love each other.”
Christianity is about LOVE. Unconditional, cut the crap, love. My opinion won’t change yours and vice verse. I decided at that point instead of letting it eat at me. Just do a little Facebook clean up. I deleted that person, not because I don’t love them. I love them dearly, however, things like that make me very upset and it isn’t worth sacrificing what friendship we would have if that person lived closer, for us to banter all day via Facebook. I also deleted some people I’ve lost touch with, not like they’ve done anything wrong, we just have lost whatever our connection was, whether it be a job, a school, or even a social circle.
I am far from perfect, I know this. My faith in Christ says that God created me in His likeness but that I’m not going to do exactly what He wants. I’m actually going to screw a lot up and I’m sure I have. For all Sin and fall short of the Glory of God. ALL. No matter how perfect you try to be you’ll still screw it up. Sounds depressing until you understand that God had a plan and because were all such screw ups, He sent Jesus, someone who was actually Sinless to basically take the heat for all of our mess. Easter to me, is the day we celebrate that when he was crucified, he rose from the grave and now sits next to God in Heaven. Maybe to you Easter is a day you go to the pet store and pet all the bunnies. Or the day you celebrate fertility and sex. Or the day you celebrate peeps and jelly beans. No matter what you celebrate it for your reasons and I celebrate it for mine. End of discussion.
Much love, until next time.
…Now I really want some peeps.