We all have internal conflicts that we battle with in our daily life choices. My inner struggle is making healthy eating a habit. Most of my life, I have been enjoyed consuming Lucky Charms for breakfast, Smuckers Uncrustables for lunch, and Velveeta Mac and Cheese for dinner. Quick, easy, and little clean up, and absolutely no nutritional value! You would think that moving out on my own would make cooking for myself less appealing, but on the contrary, I have truly enjoyed learning to supply myself (and my boyfriend) with home-cooked meals. I mean first step, Pinterest a recipe. Second, hit your favorite grocery store. Third comes the cooking and blah blah blah. BUT THEN… you get to consume your eatable creation! It’s like crafts you can eat!
As I have made it very well known, donuts have a special place in my heart. Last Sunday I ate 3 donuts in one day. Well 2 1/2 to be exact. Not all in one sitting though… I am not a binge eater. A conscious choice I made knowing that this wasn’t the best decision to start of my week. And boy did I paid for this at the gym! My most recent inspiration to keep my healthy cooking on a roll was the local Friday Farmer’s Market. Fresh flowers, locally grown vegetables, and the juiciest fruit I ever did sample! Also, it was another excuse to dress up to go grocery shopping. I appreciate a good cliche, so I wore my orange printed tank top while shopping for oranges. A predictable outfit selection! The humidity of a hot summer morning led me to wear my white shorts and white Target Birkenstocks. It wouldn’t be a true farmer’s market experience without a cute reusable tote bag (J Crew)!
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16
Eating healthy honors God. Why does God care what we put in our bodies? Because when we make healthy a habit, we live longer, feel stronger, and more energized to live out God’s plan for us. When we accept Jesus Christ, His Holy Spirit lives within us! Therefore, our physical bodies are a temple of our Lord. We should serve ourselves the diet that we would provide the most Holy of Holies. Maybe just minus the sacrificed livestock!
Have a blessed week!