Thursday, August 21, 2008


So, I went to the gym today at lunch to get my measurements done... OUCH!

I KNEW that they would be worse than when I had them done 3 or so months ago. I have not been going to the gym all summer, although I've kept up (mostly) with my cardio by running and walking. But I knew going in that my measurements would be worse than the last time. So why did I go?

Because I still think it's important to measure the "current" me against where I've been... or where I COULD be.

I've noticed that I've been doing that lately in a lot of areas of my life:

--Am I staying in touch with friends and family enough?
--Am I spending quality, not just quantity, time with my children? How about my husband?
--Am I reading my Bible enough? Praying?
--Am I refraining from gossip? Along the same lines, am I encouraging others enough?
--Am I being consistent in raising my children?

I don't ever want to fall into the trap of comparing myself with others... God made me who I am, so I just want to be the best ME I can be. I just need to keep up with my measurements...


granny2five said...

If the other measurements kept up with my body measurements, I'd be one incredible person!

Blessed Mama said...

It's hard not to compare--in every arena. You're right, though. It's our own journey of growth (or loss, if that's the desired measurement).

LissaLou said...

Wow - great blog! I'm proud of you. That's something I've been working on lately, or at least trying to - not comparing myself to others. I think that's so hard for women for some reason! But I just have to remember what you said: God gave me my own talents and gifts, even if I don't think they "measure up" at times.