I found myself sitting in the pews of Saint Peter’s Parish on the North Shore of Pittsburgh. It has been a long time since I had found myself in a Church, and I blame that mostly on the complete upheaval and restructuring of my own business. Life is so much better now that all that chaos has settled, but the entire event was a true test of my own patience, endurance, and above all else. . faith. The sermon I sat in on on Sunday would bring the very concepts I have been discussing on this blog to full circle. Today, I’m going to talk to you about how being present and making your fitness goals present in your every day life will lead to your healthy success.
But first, back to the pinnacle point of one of the best sermons I have heard yet at Saint Peter’s Parish.
“Make the changes you need to make now. Today will soon be yesterday, and tomorrow may never come. Live your life now, in this moment, and cherish the day.”
-Father Vincent Zidek
To place this in the context of the sermon, Father Vincent had brought to light the role of our individual faith and how we have an active part in making choices TODAY to better our lives. The sermon was centered on the current state of our world, and how we can become distracted by the chaos of the very world we live in. Jesus himself gave us advice as to how we can respond to such frightening times, and he also lays out how to live presently as best as we can.
“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Matthew 6: 31-34
Fear not! Take action! Seek that which is inherently good, and do so TODAY! These very commands speak measures beyond words, and that is especially true when it comes to your fitness goals and your health. With that, let me ask your some important questions to help you live your life more abundantly!
What can you do TODAY to eat healthier? Can you add more protein and veggies to your diet? Can you shop at a local farmers market to get closer to the source food? Can you take the time to meal prep today, just for a few hours, to get the rest of the week under your belt?
What can you do TODAY to get yourself moving more? Can you park further away from your place of work to walk a few extra blocks? Can you call a friend to hit up a park for a light jog or a hike? Can you set the alarm just a bit earlier to make sure you head off to the gym this time?
Fear not! Take action, and do so TODAY! You can be healthier RIGHT NOW just by taking action, making choices in favor of a a healthier and active lifestyle. You can be put to rest knowing your life can only get better by being fully aware of what your goals are today. Live today with joy, and make choices to be as healthy as you can be to cherish your time here on earth. You can achieve your goal for being healthy daily, so focus on being your best and healthier self daily. Your time is precious here on earth, so make the most of it, and don’t let the fears of tomorrow stop you from being awesome TODAY!