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  • Writer's pictureShannon Duskie

Love Your Body.

Love Your Body.

Exercise. For all the obvious reasons, of course. You know… because it’s good for you. Because that’s how you lose weight. Because it helps you mentally. Because you know you should. Whatever your obvious reason is.

But this morning - I tell you - WITHOUT HESITATION - God spoke to me through my workout.

I woke up early. I felt like shit. There are so many boogers in our house right now. Sniffles, Nose Frida sounds and rolls upon rolls of toilet paper being used to blow and wipe the boogers. You’re welcome for the visual.

I jumped in a cold shower. I sat down to journal and some good shit came out. Then, when I thought all of my thoughts were out on paper, I started my workout. A workout I didn’t want to do because my back hurts and I woke up with a kink in my neck. A workout that I didn’t want to do because I knew mid-way through I’d probably have to stop and feed a child. A workout that I didn’t want to do because...boogers. I even looked through the week to see if there was a less intense, shorter workout that I could do before just deciding to do the one that was on the schedule for the day.

I turned it on. And here’s what happened:

  • I only used 5-pound weights when everyone else was using 10s or 15s because I didn’t want to hurt my back or my neck

  • I modified some moves because my core isn’t strong enough...YET

  • I did stop to feed the child, which required taking off my sports bra, then putting it back on. Then the other child woke up so I got the juice, the vitamins, went potty and got him occupied

  • The kink in my neck got better

  • I felt more energized and confident that I could do the shit I wanna do

  • God spoke to me. Yup! That’s right! I have no freaking doubt in my mind that He was talking to me. I had to pause a couple of times to write down the words. The ideas that He was giving me. He gave me energy. He gave me courage. He gave me discernment. He gave me TRUST. He gave me direction. He is pushing me to get UNCOMFORTABLE. Because I’ve been asking and because I decided to love this amazing human body that He gave me to carry out His will.

Love your body. Exercise. Because it’s good for you. But also because maybe God wants to talk to you too!

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