In His Image Fitness -Blog

INSIDE OUT. Glowing Health on the OUTSIDE begins WITHIN!

Inside chaos, outer mask of control.

Have you ever visited what appears to be a ‘tidy’ house, but if you dare open closets, all the mess topples out on you?  If you lift the seat cushions, there is more history there, than in books, or if you tested for germs in the bathroom, the Hazmat team would be called out?

Trudy Beerman

by Trudy Beerman

Yeah!  I have seen these.  You may even be someone who lives like this. Keeping up appearances to the public, but in the inner spaces, there is nothing but chaos and nasty.  Whitewashed, so to speak.

The place we see this the most – CRIME SCENES!

Some of you may know I am a Paralegal and did a stint at the Department of Justice. What you may not about me is, many years ago, I also did crime scene clean up.

 

Some scenes were obviously nasty upon approach – some, you wondered why they called us.

The criminals work hard to hide the crime.  The scene was actually cleaner than most OCD people would create.  The only thing I was there for, was to go behind the investigators and get their mess because the criminals worked hard to ensure they left none for us to see – but they always miss something!   That tiny something very often creates irrefutable evidence of the crime and their presence at the scene.  A strand of hair, a faint shoe print, a tiny drop of blood missed in their coverup.

Numbers 32:23 “[ ] you may be sure that your sin will find you out.”

So, what has this got to do with glowing health?

Simple, glowing health can be temporarily faked, but true and lasting glowing health is a manifestation of premium health on the inside.

We can spot caked on makeup a mile off.  It looks very much like a mask no matter how hard the person has tried to hide the blemishes underneath.  Radiant, blemish free skin needs very little to enhance it.

Loose, baggy clothing, black vertical lines, or restrictive, structured clothing (such as girdles and corsets) may camouflage 5-10 fat pounds, but there comes a point where the fat creeps up to your face and neck and refuses to be hidden.

Love yourself no matter how heavy you become – but recognize that fat is unused, stored, excess calories – and those come from eating more than you are using up on a daily basis. It is a simple fact.

masterpiece, inside,

Matthew 23: 25-26Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean.”

Some get fat from:

  • self-indulgence, (greed)
  • being undisciplined,
  • being lazy,
  • feeling depressed
  • having a low self-priority
  • medication
  • illness

When I got fat after I lost my business during the recession of 2006-2010, it was a combination of some of the above.  One thing is for sure, fat does not magically appear nor is it given to us. For every extra calorie we consume beyond what we need, we chose to consume it.  We chose to be sedentary not burning the extras we consumed, and we chose the quality and quantity of those calories as well. We may not have chosen our illness, but we did choose how we responded to it.

I am well on my way to the healthiest version of me, but I am still a work-in-progress.

So let me break down this verse to show how it applies to my topic:

Matthew 23: 25-26Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean.”

Woe to you – this is a warning, and in this case, it is coming straight from the mouth of Jesus.

Scribes and Pharisees were the teachers and the upper echelon of that society at the time. Jesus called them, hypocrites.  They were all about the display rather than the disposition.

First, clean the inside of the cup and the plate that the outside also may be clean.  Clearly, this is imagery and illustration.

Cleaning the outside of what people see is fine.  However, what matters more is what is on the inside.    Here is an example: if you think of a candy still in the wrapper that fell on the ground, if the inside of the candy is untouched by the dirt – it is still fine to consume.

What we do on the inside will manifest itself eventually on the surface.  This is true with our health,

Glowing health truly starts from the inside out.  If we switch our focus from lotions, makeup, fashion, to make us appear beautiful; to caring for our skin, eating clean, staying hydrated with water, getting adequate sleep and more, we will radiate glowing health from the inside out.

take action, CTA,It is time for us to get REAL! Be REAL! Love ourselves for REAL.

If you are ready to pour self-loving care into you, I guarantee it will show up on the outside eventually.  Join me and within days you will find:

  • it is easier to do than you may think
  • you CAN do it!
  • life is easier with planning and prepping
  • we are a fun community to be a part of
  • you will feel better giving yourself permission to love on you
  • eventually, your body will thank you in obvious ways
  • a bit later, your associates will not help but notice your results
  • most of all, you will be a much better Steward (manager) of your ultimate responsibility – your body!

 

 

 

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