Lesson at the Gym

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I went to the nearest gym after work as one of my daily routine. Most of us, wants to look gorgeous and beautiful. Who doesn't want a nice abs, cool and muscular biceps and triceps. Who doesn't want to look great every time you see yourself in the mirror? Well, I'm not count me in. However, I enrolled in a gym for me to gain weight and to just have a defined body. I am very lean and wants to add a little weight and some muscles too. I think looking good is one way of enhancing my confidence. Gusto ko lang talaga maging mawdel.

I was in the thread mill for 30 minutes. I can feel the sweat coming out in every part of my body. I didn't stop  until my 30 minutes thread mill ended. As I was cooling down, I can sense sadness inside. I was looking at myself in front of the mirror trying to figure out what causes the sudden loneliness. I look left and right and observe the people around. I can feel the atmosphere of sadness going into my nerves. I almost cried but I didn't. I wonder.. and keep looking in the mirror. I know what I feel is something inside of me.

I take a quick glance on the big fat beautiful woman on my right side and this muscular tall guy next door on my left side. They've been working their ass off just to look good and sexy. And here I am doing the same stuff. I can sense that there is lacking in me. I feel emptiness. I'm missing someone. I know I need to do something.

While I was walking back to the locker room, I saw this sign board: "Shaping your body is shaping your inner soul."


I finally realized that I lack the inner peace in me. I lost the time at church, in meditation, in reading the Bible. I lost the connection with God. I stop and let go of the only communication that I have with my creator --PRAYING.

I admit that lately, I haven't prayed just like I prayed before. I lost the passion. I lost the fire inside.

I hurriedly change clothes and went to the shower room. I turned on the shower and then start praying. I know I should've done this before and shouldn't stop.

Sometimes because we are too busy with the world we forgot the most important thing. We forgot to thank God for every blessings. We forgot to say a little prayer.

Sometimes we are too occupied with work. We are too happy with things around us. We are too focus on things that we always do but forgot to say thank you to the one who created everything.

And then when these things are gone and when we are alone, that's the only time we remember and return to our first love - God.

So today, I say thank you for the blessings that you have showered me. I wont ask why things are happening right now but I will say THANK YOU  for making me a strong person despite of the trials I am dealing with. You are my God and I will shout your fame.


 

Comments

  1. nice post..^_^

    God doesn’t promise us understanding.
    He promises us peace beyond understanding.
    Trust more, question less! ^_^

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  2. inspirational post ulit ! kaw na talaga! pero ung totoo, nagpapaganda ka ng abs! hehehe

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  3. It would take years to develop a muscular body sa totoo lang like 1-3years. But once you achieve it, it will boost your confidence and it really makes you happy. Regarding kay God everything has a reason thats why god gives us this trials.

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  4. To me, prayer heals. but like you, I forget to pray at times.. I think you need to take some time off, apologize to Him, and incorporate prayer in your daily life. A simple prayer when you wake up can do it: to me early morning prayers can relieve emotional stresses, just like talking to a friend. Do not get me wrong, it must not be routinary, but must be done at will.

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  5. @isheloveblog- i agree.. and God gives us peace that passes understanding. Hayy..

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  6. @Bino- oo inspired ehh ahahah kahit walang work pero positive parin..

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  7. @lonewolf - i agree.. pero ikaw mukhang maganda katawan mo.. ano secret? turo naman dyan heheh

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  8. @green breaker- tama ka dyan.. saktong sakto yang sinabi mo.. not routinary but should be your own will and desire.

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  9. @Bino- oo nagpapaganda ng katawan para sa Iloilo trip wahjaaaahha

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  10. Amen... tama ka dian Ginoong Xander... never stop praying, kahit saan ka pa, or kahit ano pa ang iyong ginagawa...

    May balak ka bang sumali sa body builder competition.. hahahaha sadyang nag-ggym... lol ^-^

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  11. I love _isheloveblog_'s comment. :)

    Thanks for reminding me to give thanks for the bountiful blessings.

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  12. AMEN! Moral lesson, magdasal bago magthreadmill. Hehe. Have a blessed day!

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  13. @xander
    thanks :) if you want i can email you some pdf working out programs para makatulong. to develop your arms, biceps, chest etc.

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  14. nice post!! minsan ganyan ang tao nakakalimot pero hnd dapat ganun.. hehe!

    cge magpamacho ka na, GOOD LUCK! jake, hahaha kamukha mo si Jake Cuenca sa picture mo, Char!

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  15. Amen! Ang moral lesson, magdasal bago mag-threadmill. Hehe. Good day!

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  16. From damuhan tumabling dito. Na miss ko ang mga inspiring post mo. Nawala ka sa blog roll ko ngayon ko lang naibalik.Keep it man.

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  17. tama dapat talaga kahit gano tayo ka busy sa mga ginagawa natin wag natin kalilimutan si lord ^_^

    kya nga i fell guilty kasi nung sunday hindi manlang ako nakapag simba : (

    naks! pang mowdel yung body hehe ^_^

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  18. di pala pwede sa email kasi malaki masyado ang file. download it here na lang if your interested

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4TJ4OJFD

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  19. @Goyo-- oo nga ehh dapat magdasal kahit anong gagawin at sa kahit anong oras..

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  20. @shyvixen -- wala po akong balak.. hahah pero gusto ko maging model ng underwear.. wahaha joke.. wala lang para lang maging maganda ang katawan ko.. hmm its part of loving mybody? haha.. and im loving my soul as well.. by praying..

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  21. @lonewolf.. cge go. email me.. i need it.. haha..seriously..

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  22. @Mommy razz-- really magkamukha kami ni jake? sinong jake ito? o baka kamukha niya ako.. hahahhaha

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  23. @Diamond R -- yeah thanks for adding me again. I miss it too.. so here it goes.. its back..hehe

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  24. very inspirational nman ang blog mo sir...

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  25. @Xan- tama.. kailangan natin wag makalimot..

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  26. @lonewolf - cge cge download ko na lang dyan.. salamat

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  27. @palakanton-- salamat naman po..

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  28. Amen to that xander.. Always remember, "Life is never without a need, never without a problem, never without difficulty, never without a hurtful moment, but then.. Life is also never without Christ!"

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  29. prayer is food for the soul.

    if okay ang body mo tapos di naman kumpleto soul mo, waley pa rin.

    at least now u know what makes u feel complete. AND THAT IS PRAYER.

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  30. kaw na ang magiging buff sa pag-gygym :p

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  31. Amen! TRUE. Wag natin kinakalimutan ang pag-pray. It won't take much time para makipagusap sa kanya kesa sa iba pa nating ginagawa. Kaya pray pray pray. :)

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  32. PANALO... tama ka minsan mas focus tayo sa physical na pagbabago pero nakakalimutan natin ang panloob natin.

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  33. @Khantotantra -- hahah gumagaya lang ako sayo..lol

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  34. @Yow -- tama ka.. Pray without ceasing and pray continually

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  35. @Cuteberl -- salamat.. tama ka dyan sa sinabi mo..

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  36. Awww this is beautiful... There's no point of fixing the outside when u cannot fix the inner self first... :)

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  37. I like that.. "Shaping your body, is also shaping your soul".. and I will agree 100% that because we are busy with a lot of things that's why we lose in touch with God. And I'm glad that you are able to reconnect again.. :)

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  38. I like that.. I do not mean you not having a job.. but the quote, "Shaping your body means shaping your soul" as well..
    I agree that we often forget to connect with God because we are busy with other things.. I am glad to know that you were able to reconnect again.. :)

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  39. nasapul ako dun ah... minsan sa sobrang busy nakakalimutan na natin ang mag pray... parang ganyan ako ngayon... sa ibang bagay naka focus ang atensyon ko.. nakalimutan ko na ang mag pray ng madalas....

    Plan ko din sana mag gym hehehe -- kaso busy busy pa sa pagtitipa...

    Nice post ^^

    Shaping your body, is also shaping your soul --- galing nito...

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    1. I agree with you..

      Hindi lang dapat katawan ang pinapangalagaan natin dapat pati kaluluwa..

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  40. A very good post! =) Cheers!!! nakakahawa ang realization! keep on praying!

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