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Currently doing research on how the Paleo diet/lifestyle change will work for me. It does seem interesting and I am willing to try it, because it may help me in the LONG run. Remember how I said I would give up sodas and fast food for the rest of the challenge? Well, that didn’t go over too well. So, I’ve came up with this idea to pay myself to not eat fast food or drink sodas, each that I do not drink a soda or go to a fast food place, I will pay myself a quarter a day!! And to work out more, I will pay myself $1 (ideas that I found on pinterest!) Neat idea, don’t you think?? 🙂 I think I will add in the weekly totals on my blog too!!!
I was going through my bible and came across the topic of Fitness, I think I will share it with you all 🙂
Fitness – A lifestyle of total health (NKJV)
Taking care of your physical body, also known as the Lord’s temple, is a balancing act: We must attempt to achieve physical wellness and fitness without becoming narcissist and self-consumed. Practicing healthy living and self-control can glorify God and make a person more effective in her daily walk with Him and her relationships with others. If a woman feels good, she usually has energy and enthusiasm that not only benefit herself, but others.
Stress control, exercise, and dietary moderation are key elements of total fitness (Phil 4:6,7). We are to work toward self-control in everything (1 Cor. 9:25), especially consumption of food (Matt. 6:25) and the use of alcoholic beverages (Eph 5:18). We are to avoid gluttony (Prov. 23:20).
Also consider that Jesus and the apostles walked everywhere. Most people now get much less physical activity than God intended for the human body. Consistent daily activity can help people who remain happy and fit.
Though Paul minimized its importance, he recognized the value of exercise (1 Tim. 4:18). Solomon well knew the wisdom of the Lord is “health to your flesh, and strength to your bones” (Prov. 3:8).
Mental and emotional fitness, as well as physical fitness, are of major concern in our stressful world. Also science and technology advance, we learn more about the complex interaction among mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of life. We can be comforted to see that the Lord spoke about these interactions thousands of years ago (Prov. 17:22). Scripture was the first to record that a merry heart and courage can foster the healing of even very serious and life-threatening illnesses. James wrote that prayer and the anointing of oil in the name of the Lord was helpful in healing (James 5:14), and Daniel followed certain dietary principles and emerged healthier than his colleagues (Dan. 1:11-14). The Lord even said that His dietary and health statutes were designed as preventive medicine–so that His people might contract none of the Egyptian diseases (Ex. 15:26).
So, I went to a hair salon, asked about how I can change my hair style to fit for a more professional look. And the lady sat me in front of a full body mirror. 😦 Those things terrify me, mirrors in general actually. I don’t like looking at myself in the mirror, I like pictures, mainly face shots because I can control how far it goes.
But it is time to change how I see myself in the mirror! I went to church this morning for a 1/2 day of prayer (Before going to the salon). I went walking outside because it was cool out and just listened to the wind. When He speaks, it is like a whisper in the wind. (Paraphrased, 1 Kings 19:12) And in this whisper I heard, “You are beautiful and I will give you strength to carry out this transformation”. The thing is, that you do not only change on the outside. Because you can be banging hot on the outside and your insides being all messed up, well you know, change the inside to match your outside! Which I feel God is doing in me, I feel that He is remolding my heart and my mind to be healthier mentally and physically. Because you can’t do one without the other. Mental can’t be changed with out spiritual, physical can’t be changed without mental. All a beautiful cycle! Sorry that this blog is long, I am actually going to split it into 2!! Hahah 🙂 Stay tuned for the 2nd half!