Let me refresh your memory:
I listed things that bug me. Like boogers, brussel sprouts, and fake people. I spent a significant amount of time talking about people overly obsessed with exercise. My quote was something like, "Do you think God really cares that much if I ran today?" Let me further explain my position. After reading my post, LG's cousin in law Catherine made a good point. She said that God does want us to take care of our temples, which are our bodies. I just wanted to let her know I agree with her, and I hope I can do a better job of taking care of mine. My previous post was talking about the people who are obsessed, who neglect other really important things in their life because they are more worried about their abs staying hot over anything else.
Now let me explain a little further. My abs were tore to pieces in my first pregnancy. After birthing four children they will never be the same. They used to be pretty nice, but if I ever want them to get back to where they were, I would have to have some kind of surgery. I don't think God would want me to have a surgery because God is the one who created me. He is the one who knew I would gain weight with each pregnancy, that I would lose muscles where I want them to gain others that are required for raising kids (like greater hips and heart). He knew that I would get grey and wrinkly and physically weaker in ways. His resurrection will be a very quick cure all for these infirmities of mortal life. But, my spirit, is up to me. My spirit is what I like to focus on becaus0,e let's face it, it could use all the help that I can give it. And yes, body, mind and spirit are all connected, and some people are really great at focusing on all of these at once, but some of us have a lot of work to do and can only give so much focus. And maybe that focus needs to be more on one than another.
Anyhow, I realize I came across very judgemental in that old post, and I want to apologize. I really am a person who tries to be open minded. I do try to love unconditionally and I think I do a pretty good job. I have a big heart and after your many comments here and on facebook, I realized that I didn't accurately portray my positions. Darn, my writing is still just mediocre. In my defense, I would like to say that I don't hate the people just the habits. Many of which I myself have. I also botched that in the post. I was trying to portray my own hypocrisy.
Two of the other things I mentioned detesting in the previous post were dangly earrings and the overuse of seasonal decorations. It's a good thing I have friends who aren't afraid to call me on my crap and who are also not afraid to be themselves. They also like to tease me. And I love them for it.
Check out two of the pictures that were sent to me after my last post.
I love my friends. They crack me up.