Sunday, December 27, 2009


There's so much going on in my brain; it's just one jumbled mess. I'll put some of it into the blog. It may not make much sense, but at least I can rest my brain.

I went to church today and enjoyed it very much. It was so positive and uplifting. One of the messages was about having a change of heart, and the speaker likened it to heart replacement surgery and how to protect it. I desire a change of heart/attitude.

{Oh, man, I don't even know how to say what I want to say. I can't think when I believe hard-to-form thoughts are going to be interrupted any second}.

[time lapse]

I'm empty {okayeee...(eyes rolling)...not my belly, that's full of holiday junk).

Spiritually empty. Emotionally empty. THAT kind of stuff. As I mention in my little title-thingy up there I also am seeking spiritual and emotional fitness. As of yet, I haven't done much for those, except for my thankful journal (and I'm not really sure where that is right now, come to think of get the picture of my diligence and state-of-mind).

{And if/when I speak of spiritual fitness, I may have my own way of getting to it...although I'm at this moment not sure how...but I also respect others' methods/religion}.

what comes first? will spiritual fitness come after I'm physically fit? will emotional fitness be a by-product of spiritual exercise? I bet all three have to be balanced and worked on at the same time. Not sure how to do that. I'm thinking about setting up mini-fitness goals for those things, too. Baby steps.

I don't have to get it right the first time. Practice.
I don't have to get it right the second time. Practice.

Set up a plan. Practice it. Tweek it. Try, again. Practice being fit. Practice making choices for health.

I know, I'm going on a "practice" tangent. It's just something Diane from Fit to the Finish said in the last paragraph of her post about practice. It got me pondering.

So, so tired. Holidays are catching up with me. Sugar is catching up with me. The jumbled mess remains in my brain, but it's looking pretty bad here, too. Must sleep, though (after midnight). Good night..........


  1. what comes first? will spiritual fitness come after I'm physically fit?

    Gina, I've thought lots and lots about this.
    I apologize in advance if my opinion comes across as too strong.

    My experience is this: spiritual first. Always. Exercising spiritual muscles and forming habits that will bring you closer to God will make your goals of being physically fit easier. Even if it's not actually "easier," but your power is increased. Like, actual physical, mental, emotional POWER. And I do believe that as you get stronger, momentum builds and spiritual strength can bloom easier in a healthier "temple."

    I can only speak for myself but I will tell you I have *never* felt as much power as I have when I have been reading the Book of Mormon regularly. Not just reading. Like, READING. Things just work better. Every time I have lost the baby weight it has started with a resolve to read more scripture...first.

    (ok, now I'm freaking out racking my brain trying to remember that you are, in fact, LDS...haha. Well, I suppose I'd still give the same advice, lol...although I'm sure some people will read this and think "WHACK. A. DOO." but whatever. This is me. spiritual first: God, love, peace, faith. As you set goals, they will get easier as you get stronger from the inside out.

    wow. did that sound like a sermon? You can totally delete this comment if it's too um, churchy. ;)

  2. I read this post yesterday but decided not to comment on it right away. Like you, I'm seeking emotional and spiritual fitness (along with physical fitness) and your post got me thinking. I really don't know where to start when it comes to my emotional and spiritual fitness. "What comes first?" I don't know. But I will try to work on it at the same time, one small step at a time. The steps to physical fitness are so much easier to picture but the emotional side will be much harder. I need to set aside some time to really think about this.