I do not understand my own actions, for I do not do what I want but I do the very thing I hate.”
Romans 7:15
This scriptured is a reflective of a common human experience, referred to the “inner conflict” or the “struggle with sin.
St. Paul struggles with being accountable to self, even St. Paul had internal struggle between his desires, intentions, and actions. 
We have this frustration about our own behavior of choosing what is good for us, a healthier meal, a workout, drinking more water, limiting wasted time on social media, spending more time in prayer, etc.
One is perplexed by the choices one makes and the things one does.  
We express a desire to act in a certain way, to make positive or righteous choices, but find ourselves unable to do so.
Despite wanting to do what is right, one ends up doing the very things one  dislikes or considers wrong. 
We will always have this struggle with temptation or engaging in actions that conflict with our own values or moral principles.
It is the human condition, wherein one may find themselves torn between their higher aspirations and their human flaws, such as temptations or weaknesses.
This statement from Paul, really resonated with me for I experience on a daily account this internal conflict, an inconsistency between what I want to do and what I end up doing especially as in what is best for my body. 
 It’s a relatable sentiment that speaks to the challenges of self-control, decision-making, and the complexity of human behavior. 
However, we are reminded throughout the Bible that with God’s strength and empowerment, we can overcome challenges and accomplish great things. 
We must motivate each other to have that trust in God’s guidance and rely on His power at times.

Motivating oneself in wellness is essential for maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Here are some strategies to help you stay motivated and focused on your wellness journey:

1. Set clear goals: Define specific and achievable wellness goals. Whether it’s improving your fitness level, eating healthier, managing stress, or getting enough sleep, having clear objectives will give you direction and purpose.

2.Break it down: Divide your larger wellness goals into smaller, manageable tasks. This way, you can celebrate achievements along the way and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

3. Find your “why”: Understand the reasons behind your desire for wellness. Whether it’s improving your quality of life, setting a positive example for loved ones, or simply feeling better about yourself, knowing your motivations will keep you driven.

4. Visualize success: Imagine yourself achieving your wellness goals. Visualization can be a powerful tool for reinforcing your commitment and keeping you motivated.

5. Track your progress: Keep a record of your daily or weekly achievements. This can be in the form of a journal, a fitness app, or any other method that works for you. Seeing your progress can provide a sense of accomplishment and spur you to keep going.

6. Create a support system: Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who share similar wellness goals. Join fitness classes, online communities, or support groups to find encouragement and accountability.

7. Reward yourself: Set up a reward system for reaching milestones. Treat yourself to something enjoyable (that doesn’t counteract your wellness efforts) as a way to celebrate your accomplishments.

8. Be patient and kind to yourself: Progress in wellness takes time, and setbacks are normal. Instead of being hard on yourself, practice self-compassion. Focus on what you’ve learned and how you can improve rather than dwelling on mistakes.

9. Educate yourself: Learn about the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle. The more you understand the positive impact wellness can have on your physical and mental well-being, the more motivated you will be to make positive changes.

10. Mix it up: Avoid getting bored with your wellness routine by trying new activities or healthy recipes. Variety can keep things interesting and prevent monotony.

11. Keep your environment conducive to wellness: Surround yourself with things that inspire and motivate you. This could include fitness equipment, healthy snacks, motivational quotes, Bible, or anything that aligns with your wellness goals.

12. Practice mindfulness: Engage in meditation, or deep-breathing exercises to reduce stress and improve focus. Being mindful can help you stay connected to your wellness journey.

Remember, that the key is to be consistent and persistent.

Embrace the process, stay committed to your well-being, and celebrate every step you take towards a healthier and happier you.