I think it’s important to be real with yourself. It’s important to be honest.
It is because I think it is so important that I believe in taking inventory of yourself.
When it comes to health, taking inventory can have a huge impact. I’ve been avoiding inventory for a while now, but today I decided it was time.
So I stood in front of my mirror after I got out of the shower and I just took a good look at myself.
I looked at my face. I looked at my hair and my skin. I looked at my neck. And I noted the puffiness and the clear lack of sleep. I noted the hair that desperately needs to be cut and the skin that needs better nutrients.
And then I looked further. I looked at what used to be my waist and I noted that it has somewhat disappeared. It was there, but now it’s gone. And I thought about why. I recalled my eating habits. There is no one to blame but me.
Then I took in my hips and thighs and that entire general region. Oh, it isn’t pretty. In fact, I could hear it screaming out, “Move me. Walk. Move. Do something!”
And further down, I noticed my calves and how thick they appear. And I realized that my ankles are swollen.
And it was then that I recalled something I had read in a book not too long ago. The author mentioned that we can dishonor God with obesity. It was at that moment that my inventory had a dramatic impact.
I believe that I am now motivated to get back on track.