Anybody for Some Dancing?

I know exercise might not be your favorite topic, it’s not mine either, but let’s face it: Spring is in the air and our bodies are itching to get moving, even if our minds are still glued to the couch!

My battle in this area is no secret, so fortunately I don’t have to pretend with  you ladies. For many, many moons exercise in my book meant only one thing: TORTURE!

Every time I started using exercise to get rid of some unwanted rolls around my mid section, I found myself  despising it with a passion. I would get up in the morning and mumble to myself “This is just not natural, nobody does this, I must be crazy…” Weekends were even worse… who would want to “spoil” a weekend with exercise?

WHEN YOU EXERCISE TO LOSE WEIGHT:

1. You might use exercise as a dangerous method to “purge” after a binge

2. It might become part of your “diet-routine”, so you only do it when you’ve gained weight but you never seem to keep it up.

HOWEVER, IF YOU EXERCISE FOR YOUR HEALTH THINGS CAN CHANGE RAPIDLY!

Come on…change with me…let’s do it to have more energy, feel healthier, have more confidence, enjoy our kids, dance with our husbands, have glowing skin and shiny hair!

Their are so many benefits to exercise. One of it is weight loss, but don’t let it be the reason you do it girl, IT IS NOT A LASTING INCENTIVE!

Think outside the box. Why settle for the ordinary? If you dig a little deeper you might find a tennis player, a swimmer, a runner, or a salsa dancer hiding in your heart.

Do it for the glory of God! Let it be your sacrifice of praise!

Moving for Christ!
Heleen

PS: Why are you ladies always so quiet when I talk about exercise? Pray tell what you are doing, or I will be convinced that I’m the only one who crawls out of  bed in the morning to get to the gym, and feel sorry for myself…:)

2 thoughts on “Anybody for Some Dancing?”

  1. When I was trying to lose weight I lifted weights did interval cardio (yuck)! I STILL like lifting weights and I like to run, but now, since I’ve gained SO much weight over the last several months, I am so ashamed to go back to my gym. I know this is pride, I literally feel paralyzed such that I can’t go to the open gym area where the weights are and face all the familiar faces after having gained so much weight! I have been walking, but I’d really like to get back to weight training too. And of course, running.

  2. He Heleen!

    I read this, and I wanted you to know! You are encouraging and your message of hope is true. I believed the lies for far too long that I didn’t have the power that I DO HAVE as a believer in Christ!

    2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of POWER, and of love, and of a sound mind (also SELF-CONTROL)

    Galatians 5:22-23 (New International Version)
    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and SELF-CONTROL. Against such things there is no law.

    Wowzers! The Holy Spirit of Jesus in our life gives us power when we dwell in it! How about that for a promise that we can overcome when the devil constantly tries put in our way as a stronghold!

    Amen!

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