10 September, 2012

Getting Healthy: Living and Active


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Last week, my oh-so wonderful bestie stumbled upon a blog that's all about fitness...and God. This particular blogger has started a 5 week challenge and link up that started today. It's called Living and Active. The idea is that we get healthy physically AND spiritually. Of course, we can get healthy in one area and not the other, but isn't better to be both?! YES!

You can find a much much better description at the blog, Peak 313 Fitness, but she's got a Bible verse we're memorizing - one for every week. I think it's a good idea to do more than just memorize a verse, so I'm also doing a Bible study in the morning. She's also providing a workout regimen if you don't already have your own. 

{Link to her blog here. Her grab button isn't working.}

Today is Day 1 of the challenge, and so far so good for me! I got up with little missy this morning, did our little morning routine and then as soon as she went down for a nap I started my Bible study. I'm currently doing #SheReadsTruth's Proverbs study, so that's what I worked on. Funny thing (or maybe not so funny considering it is God we're talking about) several of the verses in the chapter we're reading in Proverbs today really hit home. What I got from it was that I can't do this losing weight thing on my own. I mean,  I can, but either it will fail or the weight will just come back. I have to do it through God and with people who are going to keep me accountable! This is where the memory verse comes in:

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
Ecclesiastes 4:12

If it's just me, I can talk myself out of exercising, eating well or spending time in the Word. With another person, it's better. But with three (or more) we can do this! My SIL, bestie and I have decided that we're all going to do this challenge. We're keeping each other accountable through Facebook. We're checking in with each other on Bible study, eating habits and workout habits. I know it's only the first day, but we've all done great! I was able to get my workout in during Charlotte's first nap of the day. I don't really like doing it that early, but it's better to get it out of the way!

Truth be told, I don't always do well working out and dieting on my own. I do ok when Joe's away (deployed or otherwise), but it's harder when he's around. Not that he's necessarily a bad influence, but I cook when he's home and that can make it hard. I can't just pop a lean cuisine in the microwave when he's home. =P

So. Day 1 is done and it went well. Hopefully the trend will continue with Day 2+! If you're going to join the challenge, I'd love to know! 

Hope your week is off to a great start!

1 comment:

JG said...

Good for you! I don't know if you've read this post before, but it's one of my favorites and I think you'll find it inspirational (I have known the lady who write it for several years. She's 100% genuine :)): http://thebuslers.blogspot.com/2011/10/shandas-story.html