So, I was in church today, which was great by the way, played drums and did a bit of singing – always great to get the music in me, out! Anyway, I digress, so, I’m in church and I start to ponder on the matter of ‘core values’ and more specifically my core values. You know, things like truth, respect, love, honour, morality. To be honest the list of ‘value’ words is endless, but just in case you are unsure about what I mean, here’s an explanation of a value.
“A value is a principle, standard or quality considered worthwhile and desirable.”
From here I took a few minutes to assess what I believed my core values to be and I really enjoyed the process. Looking at what I thought was important and comparing that to my usual real life actions. Did they stack up in comparison? Did I fall short? What (if any) changes could I make.
“Whoa whoa, Paul,” I hear you say, “What’s this got to do with the blog?” Well, if you hang on a minute, it’s got everything to do with it because a ‘healthier’ lifestyle needs to viewed holistically. I don’t want to have the body of an athlete if I’m gonna have the mind and attitude of a moron. I want my ‘healthier’ lifestyle to be rounded physically, emotionally, mentally, dare I say, spiritually. That isn’t actually what I was coming too though, enough with he questions 🙂
So, I’m busy reflecting and comparing, then I start to think about how my core values are inside me (the clue is in ‘core’), influencing and strengthening everything else, just like, wait for it, the muscles that make up my core strength. Yeah I think to myself, that’s right. Core values operate just like your core strength muscles. Influencing, strengthening and affecting every other system in your body. I laughed to myself. Here I am in church thinking about spiritual things and I get a nice little insight in to the importance of developing my core muscles. Now, I like to think that that’s God being interested in all things to do with me, even my core strength training, but hey, that’s just me 🙂
And the moral of the story – work on your core and GET TO A PILATES CLASS near you asap. (happy now – see I told you it was relevant to the blog!)
Adios amigos y hasta pronto,
ps – “I Can Do It…!”