So…this is my very first blog post ever. I have never done a blog or any other kind of public writing on a forum such as this. So I will figure it out as I go! That particular concept is one of the main concepts behind this blog – figuring it out; learning, progressing, improving, failing, getting back up, taking steps backward so that I can step forward again with more confident footsteps.
More specifically, this blog is a way for me to chronicle my journey to better health. Over the next few posts I will focus specifically about my past as well as goals for the future. Then I will begin to post my thoughts and plans based on different things that I am learning that are applicable to my goals and current health status.
I want to now take a moment to state the underlying assumptions of this journey. These assumptions are the glue that will hold this whole thing together. Without it, the point is lost. I will have become stagnant and lose the desire to advance. Here it is:
I am a sinner. I am neither an expert nor a professional. I am likely wrong about many things. I am human. Although I am of an age considered to be in adulthood, I am truly childlike in my wisdom, knowledge and experience.
The first sentence of that statement is so very crucial to my ability to improve and advance. I am a Christian. Therefore much of my journey will focus not only on physical or mental health, but spiritual health as well. There is a particular reason that I placed that sentence at the beginning of the assumption list. And that reason is that I have been a hypocrite for most of my adult life by stating one thing and living in a different manner. This makes me out to sound better than I really am. How can I advise others properly when I am hypocritically following a different life? This is best summed up in some scripture:
“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.”
So my overall goal is to be completely open and honest so that I can learn as much as possible about health in general and about myself. My hope is that you will see my actions and become inspired to start, or continue, your path towards great health. That way I will be getting rid of the log in my own eye and helping you clean the speck out of yours.
Thank you for reading my first blog post. I hope it wasn’t too dry for you and that you will come back for my future posts. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.