Exercise, Habits, Health Struggles, Healthy Eating

Tuesday’s Fitness Check-in

 

 Tuesday's Fitness Checkin

Good Morning everyone. I hope you are all doing well today.

I have had a pretty good week in the area of physical activity at least. In the past week I have worked out 4 days out of 7. Perhaps not as good as I should have done, but I am pleased that I was able to do what I did. I even got another day of raking leaves in:

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It was such a beautiful day the day I was outside raking. Cool and crisp, just a perfect Fall day. I really enjoyed it. I was on my treadmill the rest of the time. I am finding that some days my endurance has been a little bit better and so I have been able to do a little more. We have had a weather front come through here so I am not as optimistic about this coming week as I want to be. I am tired and not so sure I can push so hard this week with set backs. But I will do what I can do and I will be thankful for that.

I wasn’t as pleased when I got on the scale this morning. I have gained 2lbs. This is often the point in my weight loss journey that I get off track. I have worked a few weeks being intentional and the scale is going in the wrong direction. I have learned that this is usually caused by muscle mass being gained. I still find it discouraging. But I am going to keep moving forward. I want this to be a life change for me and that means perseverance. So today I will exercise, and watch what I put into my mouth. And keep doing the things that help me to be healthy. I am doing this for bigger reasons than just being thinner.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

I have kept the verse above in this post as a reminder to me. My body is a Temple and I need to treat it as such.  I need to tend it and care for it. As a busy mom it can be hard to do what I need to do to care for my body. There is always more to do, and always more that seems so much more urgent than the things that are really important.  A constant battle for me is saying no to some of the Urgent things so that I can say yes to the Important things.

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
I need to remember that I need to be denying myself. I need to say no and live my life in a way that is healthy. Being healthy honors Christ, being self-indulgent and lazy does not honor Christ. So I need to keep refocusing and realigning myself to what God wants from my life.
Last week I posted a few goals that I made for myself this past week. Let’s see how I did.
  • To keep exercising at least some each day.–I did not exercise everyday. Wednesdays are days I have appointments and I am not at home with my normal schedule. I have not figured out how to work exercise in on some of my Wednesdays.
  • To be disciplined in what I put in my mouth.–I did ok in this area on some days. Towards the weekend though I did not do so good. This weekend was my husband’s birthday. I did allow myself to eat a piece of cake, but I ate more on that cake throughout the weekend than I should have.
  • To try to memorize some scripture that keeps my eyes on Jesus and being obedient to him.– I have not worked on scripture memorization at all this week. I have been inspired by PEAK313. She will often meditate on scripture while she works out. I have been reading during my workouts instead. I think my reading has been beneficial. I need to find other times when I can work on memorization.

My heart needs to change as much as my body does.

Amy

So there you have my weekly check-in. How are you doing? Are you working at loosing weight or just trying to maintain your current health?  Tell me about it. And as always if you need more advice or tips for exercise head over to Peak313 and see what she is up to this week.

 

 

My Fitness Pal is a great tool for tracking food and exercise. I have used it in the past. I am not right now, because I found it to be too much to constantly be recording everything. But if you are looking for tools here is one that I love and recommend. 

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