God’s Conspiracy Worked · 28 August 2013

After a year of writing and posting six days a week, I can say that God’s conspiracy worked.

When I started this blog series a year ago, I did not really know what I was in for. I really did just want to get a bit healthier and I wanted to write every day. Other than those hopes, I had no idea what would happen.

In terms of health, I just wanted to lose about five to ten pounds. I figured if I could get down below 160 pounds, I would be happy. I did not realize that I had so much weight to lose (over twenty). And I did not realize how out of shape I was. (I know I was exaggerating when I said I started out running a block in half an hour, but it was almost that bad.)

The other thing I have come to more fully understand is that health cannot be measured by how much weight we gain or lose. Losing weight (or in some cases gaining weight) is merely a byproduct of being healthy. Just as we do not get stronger just because we get heavier, we do not get healthier just because we get lighter. We need to do the right things (eating and exercising properly) to get the right results (being healthy). When we get those right results, we get the proper byproducts too (like losing the right amount of weight).

As much as I love the fact that I am healthier than I was a year ago, I must admit that I am happier that I have become a true writer during that time.

I may not have garnered any fame or fortune for my efforts. My writing may not have improved much. And I know I have not gained many more readers or fans over this year. Still, I know I am a writer. After all, true writers write all the time. They are disciplined. They may not publish something every day, but they are writing. After all this time, I can say with confidence that I am a writer, even if it is only because I write.

When all is said and done, I know God is not finished with me yet. I still have lots to learn and accomplish. But His conspiracy to make me healthy has accomplished much more than I thought it would. Now, even though I do not always eat right or exercise as much as I would like, I know that I am healthy. I know I will continue to strive for health. I also know that even though I will probably not blog every day (at least not for a while), I know that I can. (Rest assured that I will be writing every day, even if the world does not see it right away.)

I had no idea what God had planned for me a year ago when He told me to write about my journey toward health. But now I know that His conspiracy worked. In more ways than one.

© 2013 Michael T. Miyoshi

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