YouThis picture was taken earlier this week in the middle of my workout. Are you wondering why I'd snap a picture in the midst of a sweaty, fogged glasses, and messy hair moment?
Here's the deal, as I busted a hump on the treadmill and wanted to stop I looked up to see my reflection in the mirror. My first thought was, "Oh goodness, you are a train wreck Lisa." I had a choice to make. The choice wasn't to stop cardio.
Here is the choice you and I have each day. We can look in the mirror and focus on the wreckage and the imperfections OR we can celebrate what we are doing to improve, encourage, and uplift ourselves. I don't exercise to impress anyone. This is an activity I enjoy because I feel better when I finish. This is something I do to increase the happy endorphins in my body. This is something I do to improve my breathing, sleeping, and health.
Exercise isn't about the other person. It is about you. If you find yourself looking in the mirror and criticizing yourself, STOP! You are dedicating time, energy, and sweat to improve yourself. You are inspired. You are motivated. You are moving. You are striving to be the best version of yourself. You have the ability to transform yourself and be who you want to be. Don't give up! You've got this. You are more than the sweat and wreckage, you are a beautiful representation of God's creation. Share His grace, mercy, and love with other...you aren't a wreck, you are the sunrise!
What, or Who do you see in the mirror?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323