Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.
- Ecc 4:9-10 NKJV
Have you ever started on yet another fitness journey only to throw your hands up in defeat when the tough times hit or you don't see results fast enough? Why did you give up? I'll tell you why....you had no one to support you and encourage you when the going got tough!
How about joining a healthy living challenge group? In this group you will find other people, just like you, who are working on their fitness and personal health daily. They stumble and fall, just like you. They have victories, great and small, that can encourage you along your journey. Just like you, praise for victories and encouragement for those little hiccups along the way are truly appreciated and may be just the little nudge needed to keep taking the next step - to do the next scheduled workout - to pass on that sweet snack that's sitting there calling your name. When one challenger falls, another is right there to help them back up and get them back on track. When one challenger hits a goal, all challengers are there to praise the accomplishment and encourage setting the next goal.
On the first Monday of every month, there is a new challenge group starting that you can join. Let friends help you stay accountable to the goals you have made. Use your talent of encouragement to lift up others who are ready to make a change for a healthy lifestyle - just like you.
How about it? Are you ready to make a change? Do you wonder what you need to do to get started? Want to have accountability along the way? Just curious for a little more information on this challenge group idea? Let me know, I'd be happy to share with you how this can change the way you view fitness and healthy living. Friend to friend!
Posted by Rhoda at 10:43 AM
Monday, April 15, 2013
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. - Hebrew 12:1-2
You started an exercise program, huh? You probably have several friends who know you started exercising and eating healthier, but for whatever reason did not join you on this journey. Know this, they are watching you. They want to see if you can be any more successful at this “exercise thing” than they were the last time they tried it.
1. Lay aside the weight you have been carrying around for too long
2. Replacing the poor food choices with healthy fuel for your body
Once you have these two objectives in hand, you can run (sometimes literally) with them to your goal of a healthier life.
Is it going to be easy, will people mock you, will you slip up along the way. Probably. But Jesus set an example for us to follow. You see, he knew death on the cross was the only way to provide you and me with a way to spend eternity with him in heaven – the joy that was set before him. Did he enjoy the pain, the shame, and the mocking crowds? Not a bit. But he endured it because he knew the end result of his suffering and death would be eternity with his creation that he loved. He went through all of that for a beautiful eternity he knew was only possible through his suffering.
Your better health and fitness will not come easily either. You will have hurt, you will be mocked, and you will have to die to yourself. But endure the pain, and you will reach the goal you paid the price to enjoy – a healthier you!
Are your ready to get healthy?