Thursday, September 17, 2015

What are you waiting for?!?!

I was sitting down to write a new blog post the other day (well back in July) about this very thing and low and behold a newsletter that I receive monthly hit home big time.  Finally sitting back down to finish it, as other things got in the way. Plus, I wasn't for sure how to proceed with this post. Here it goes!

That's the question of the day.  What are YOU waiting for???  The kids are back in school, NOW it's time to get to work and focus on YOU!   Like the article says below, take care of the temple GOD gave you, take care of your body!  

1 Kings 6New International Version (NIV)

Solomon Builds the Temple

In the four hundred and eightieth[a] year after the Israelites came out of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, the second month, he began to build the temple of the Lord.
Read more about this at the link below.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20New International Version (NIV)

19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Choose to get started today with baby steps.  Don't jump in full force or you'll get frustrated, trust me I've been there.   Walk, jog, run or a little of each 20-30 minutes every day or every other to get started then up your exercise routine.  If you don't like to walk, jog or run then pick your fancy of the many options out there.   PiYo, Yoga, Weight lifting, Jazzercise, Kick boxing etc. the list is never ending.   

Tip:  Make sure to drink lots of water each day, as water keeps us feeling full and running to the bathroom constantly.  Fill up a 2 quart pitcher each morning, preferably a clear pitcher like the one in this previous post called Drink up.  Make sure you finish no later than 9:00 pm or you'll be up half the night using the bathroom.


Here's part of the article below:  Fit By Burn Newsletter - July 2015 

 In the Bible, the Israelites treated their temple with great respect. God asked them to adhere to specific practices to keep it sacred and beautiful. The temple was a holy place. It was a sacrifice. 

Fast forward... like a long time forward! In the New Testament, the Bible refers to our bodies as a temple. Wow! When God puts it like that I think, "Dude, that's a lot of pressure, God!" BUT, how would you treat your body differently if you you considered it a temple?