Friday, March 18, 2011

Yet Another Thing Women Have to Do

On my way to check my Yahoo mail account this morning, I saw a news feed: The Workout Women Avoid, But Shouldn't.

I tell you, my heart went, "Pllfffbbttt," and stuck out it's tongue. Well, if it had one it would've.

I don't know about y'all, but I'm sick, sick, sick of articles and "experts" telling women how they should look, what they should weigh, what they should do and how they need to think, feel and believe.

Personally, I love lifting weights. I do believe in the results. But don't put that pressure on a woman who doesn't lift weights, or wants to lift weights.

There are so many things women are required to do I want to shout, "I've had enough and I'm not going to take it any more."

Women, we are less liberated than ever! We have to earn the bacon and fry it up in the pan. We have to look like we're 30 all the time no matter how many birthdays we've had.

We have to eat right. Exercise right. Be available for our children and husbands, family and oy vey do not forget those ole girlfriends. Snap. Snap.

It's ridiculous. Be yourself. Be who God created you to be. Stop listening to people who are clueless as to God's magnificent call and design for women.

We have a valued roll in His plan for the world and the coming return of Jesus. And it's doesn't have anything to do with lifting weights and forgoing caffeine.

Okay, hear me. Those things are fine if you have the time and grace, and if you're not looking at them to affirm, approve and define you; if you're not finding your worth and righteousness in what you do and how you look, or heaven forbid, what you do or do not eat.

God is after pure, loyal, heart. Volunteers in the day of His power. Psalm 110:3. That's what I want. A heart of God's. To be loyal and devoted to Him. To lift my heart toward His.

And yeah, maybe a couple of 12 pound dumb bells and round of push ups! I do like my clothes to fit well. ;)


Marti Pieper said...

If you're going to rant, you may as well pick a good theme. You did.

Permission to leave your soapbox and go cheer for the #1-ranked BUCKEYES now!

Christine said...

One of my favorite passages is Psalm 139. God says we are each fearfully and wonderfully made. We are each unique. Trying to shove all women into a mold is the enemy's way of taking our eyes off God and the way He's created each of us.

Thanks for your "rant"!

Rachel Hauck said...

Thanks Marti and Christine. Yes, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. And we need to be who we are made to be!

And Go Buckeyes!!

Jamie said...

I've started lifting weights and really enjoy it. But that came as a result of having to give up my much-loved running after a knee finally gave out. But you are right..follow your heart. I always laugh about coffee. Whether its good to drink or not changes weekly.