A friend of mine posted a great blog today about honoring God with our body. Here’s a link:www.fredmckinnon.com
It’s encouraging to see others who actually see and believe that eating any and everything is a major lack of discipline and doesn’t honor God. The Bible says that our bodies are a dwelling place for God’s Spirit. Paul, says that he “beat” his body into submission, which translates into being the boss of our body and not giving in to every whim and craving. Exercise and eating right is the only way to accomplish this.
Many people that want to shed excess weight immediately go into “dieting” which in a sense is the worst thing you can do. If you diet and don’t exercise, then as soon as you stop dieting you’ll gain back the excess. If you continue to diet the rest of your life, you’ll curse your existence and hate everyone else for enjoying that cheesecake in front of you.
The only true solution then, is to make a lifestyle change. This is the hardest thing for anybody. We can start a diet. We can even start to exercise, but if we don’t change our lifestyle permanently, it won’t last. I’ve struggled majorly with a few excess pounds, everyone tells me I look fine the way I am, but trust me, I KNOW that I’m carrying around about 15-20 excess pounds and it just drains me.
My wife and I started at the beginning of the year on a great program called Body for Life. I recommend it. I’ve already seen some great physical changes in my body. I haven’t lost any significant weight, though. I chalk that up the fact that I’m lifting weights vigorously and adding musclemass at the same time I’m burning away some fat. What has changed is my shape. My pants are falling off, and my sleeves are getting tight around my biceps and shoulders! Yay.
We’ve taken a few weeks off. We’re going to get started again with another cycle next week probably.
Tip: to see significant change in you body you need to do 3 things.
1. Make a lifestyle change. Do it. Just do it.
2. Get a partner (or 2). Be accountable to someone.
3. Track your progress. Take pics, keep a chart, blog about it. This really helps you stay on course.
Have a great day!