Kosher food must pass a strict inspection process to ensure that it meets a certain standard. Prayer, Talmud, or bible study, using the tenets of religion to be a better person, ensures that our spiritual side reaches a certain standard. We take care of our mind and our spirit. Sometimes, however, we forget about our body and our health. I am one of those people. If our mind is the energy that makes a temple function, our body is the structure that supports that temple. Just as a temple needs walls and a roof for support, a person needs mind, spirit, and his or her health; he or she needs to take care of their body.
I'm overweight. I joke that my clothes shrink, that carrot cake is a vegetable, and that I am a passing vegetarian - I am a vegetarian until I pass a McDonalds. I know that eating healthy food is important. I love to cook and can cook healthy meals. I can walk 5 miles without resting and I always pass stress tests.
So why am I overweight? I spend more time writing and thinking than exercising. I haven't given my health as much priority as I should. My health and eating healthy should be a top priority; it should not take second place to work. The balance is not there.
I've made a commitment to eating healthy and exercising. I'm incorporating real fruits and vegetables into my diet and I'm saying goodbye to fast food and junk food. I'm also exercising more. I'm making my body kosher.