Practicing What I Preach

Almost every day I write a post about fitness, Crohn’s Disease, and life.  Almost every day, I try to share advice that was given to me, research, and my personal opinions on the above topics.  That does not mean that I am a testament to this perfect, idealistic version of me that I am trying to assimilate in this blog.

However, every day I keep in mind of where I’m at and I remember my end goals.  I remember that eating a nearly perfect diet that I believe in will further my goals, that pushing out the extra rep will also help, and that blogging is my form of expression and a means to an end for going the extra mile until I choose to go even further.

Not having these things all figured out oftentimes makes me feel like a hypocrite.  I’m reminded of a quote from Jesus in the Christian’s New Testament:

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

That’s Matthew 7:3-5 in the New International Version of the Bible(crazy how many different versions there are!!).  I was raised in a fairly religious home, thus I remember random scriptures often that I sometimes relate to things I’m going through in my life.

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I chose this image from freeimages.com because the bar looked like a barbell

However, if those words were taken literally I wonder if there would be a single person willing to preach.  That’s where Christians believe in grace and moving forward, even when they make mistakes.  That’s where I believe in getting up, even when I fall down, and continuing to blog while simultaneously fighting to improve my life into that idealistic version I spoke of in the first paragraph.

So what is the idealistic version of myself?

Idealistically, I’m going to continue blogging and working out, running, and dieting, studying nutrition and also furthering my career.  I will turn into someone I would proudly call a role model.

I will practice what I preach.

It’s going to happen!  I believe in myself and I know I can do it!  Since I wrote the series on diet last week, I have made a lot of healthier choices.  I’ve been running a lot more and eating cleaner just like I said my character Jimmy would as compared to Carl who only likes greasy, nasty food.

So as long as I talk bad about Carl, I’m going to be a Jimmy!  While practicing what I preach, I’ll continue to keep you posted and share content.

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Practicing What I Preach

  1. Healthy Not Nuts says:

    I liked your post, what you had to say and how you said it. I think everyone feels like you do. We’re only human. We all know what we should be doing and we try to do it to the best of our abilities and keep on trying to improve, that’s just part of the whole experience. No one has to stick 100 percent to the plan at all times because then it becomes not fun, it’s OK to take a break and then go back. Anyways, the other day I was just thinking that we are all hypocrites to a certain level, it’s fairly normal but at least if we realize we are we can correct it. I wrote a piece telling everyone to quit drinking alcohol, including myself, but I have a glass or 2 of wine every night…. what a hypocrite for sure, LOL. But I also list that glass of wine in my food and fitness journal that I publish on my blog, along with the chips and salsa I ate or whatever else I eat that I tell people to avoid. I think everyone appreciates the knowledge you share with us but we don’t expect you to be perfect. Good to know you are human ~ LOL. Have a great day, it’s Friday!

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  2. haleylol says:

    Will you be able to reach your goals on your strength alone?

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    • Good question. Maybe it depends both on the goal and the ideology. Nonetheless, life is often a live and learn experience and you may hear a much more precise response from me in the future.

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      • haleylol says:

        I hope so! I agree, you have to learn and fail and keep going in order to be successful. I just think it may be a little hard if you want immediate results on your own abilities. We are all just human, even if your focus on honesty is appropriate.

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      • Not immediate. Here’s how I look at it as an analogy: Just how a swordsmith uses fire to shape the metal, I have to go through hardships and struggle to eventually develop the character associated with achieving my goals. It won’t happen over night, but I will keep working hard and I know I’ll come out of this like a totally different person. I’ve already changed a lot positively 🙂 just gotta keep pushing!

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      • haleylol says:

        Well, good luck! I hope you find what you’re looking for.

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      • Thanks! I appreciate that!

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