Okay so it is Tuesday and I have worked out everyday this week (Sun-Tues) and I have decided it is hard to work out in front of a mirror because I am so distracted by my jiggly parts and not in a good way. I am just not sure everything is supposed to shake like that, but I have a feeling I brought this on myself (overeating). According to Webster’s Dictionary Jiggly is an adjective which means to cause to move with quick little jerks or oscillating motions — yep that is true but it is involuntary I promise! However if you look at the Urban Dictionary, which I have never looked at before tonight, it says that Jiggly describes a desirable and curvaceous woman or something as awesome or very pleasant indeed. In the past, the Urban Dictionary would have helped me convince myself that “I am really not that big;” however to quote Shakira- “the hips don’t lie” and the fact is that the mirror does not either- those parts really are jiggling and all I can say is holy cow it is crazy to see one thing go one way and another thing go another way and you are not even trying.
Tonight as I am working out, I look around and think to myself it is hard to work out when you have fit folks to the left and right of you and then you have this gigantic mirror wall right behind you. Seriously, I am working out (insert the Maniac Song from Flashdance here) and then I glimpse at the wall to wall mirror and just about fall out laughing. I really want to work out hard but I am so distracted by the shaking of all my jiggly parts that I get tickled. I think part of this is because I am trying to “fit in” and not draw attention to my lack of fitness and my abundant fatness; however, I am really inhibiting my workout. Truth be told no one else gives a hoot what the big girl in the corner is doing – they are all trying to catch their breath too.
In Psalm 139, it talks about the fact that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). So why would I not want to be the best person I could be and why would I not work out regardless of the jiggling? This verse does not mean that I should accept being overweight because God made me this way. God made me to be more than the reflection that I am seeing in the mirror. Under all this jiggly stuff is a masterpiece formed by the Artist of Artists. So with that little boost, I am going to continue to exercise my jiggly parts until they jiggle a little less because let’s be honest something is always going to jiggle; however in the end since I am fearfully and wonderfully made – I should not be fearful of a little jiggling in fact since I am fearfully made the jiggling parts need to be afraid of me.
Here is the real issue at hand, all my life I have I fooled myself into believing that it does not matter how much I weigh because God knows my heart. Yep that statement about God knowing my heart is so true because God knew in my heart I was not happy nor was I healthy so why would I continue to lie to Him or myself . As I look at Psalm 139: 23-24 , I think how awesome is this passage when it talks about the fact we should invite God to investigate our life and cross-examine us to get an exact picture of who we are and not hide anything form him and then let Him guide us. So, He is guiding me on this journey and you know He knows the way I just have to follow the plan and stay the course.
So to wrap up I am going to leave you with 5 take-a-ways about exercising your Jiggly Parts…
- As we get older things get harder, but you should be active anyway it good for your muscles and bones. (So get your Jiggle On)
- It reduces stress- let me say that if you are feeling sad, mad, or whatever you feel – throw on some music and dance it up or walk around the block – your body and mind will thank you. (So get your Jiggle On)
- It helps your heart – you sleep better, you breath better, and you feel better. (So get your Jiggle On)
- It helps your immune system- you do not get sick or hurt as much. (So get your Jiggle On)
- It obviously helps you lose weight. (So get your Jiggle On)
***Bonus Tip- just do something, walk 30 minutes, run 30 minutes or dance for 30 minutes and if you are exercising in this Hot Weather- drink plenty of water your body works harder in heat. Also before I left the Y I snuck a peek at the scale and I was down another pound, so that is one less jiggle in my jiggles.