EXERCISE: Sacrifice of Praise!

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This week (Week 5) we’re talking about Exercise. Here’s a re-post that deals with one of the most important issues surrounding exercise – WE HAVE TO EXERCISE FOR HEALTH – NOT WEIGHT LOSS!


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


1 thought on “EXERCISE: Sacrifice of Praise!

  1. I am a type 1 diabetic and I have been suffering with diabulimia for the past 6 years. Diabulimia is when insulin dependent diabetics, like me, restrict insulin intake. I also have suffered with various forms of eating disorders for almost 20 years (July 1991). I have never exercised. I seldomly walk for exercise. I am overweight and am now at my heaviest weight. I haven’t weighed this much since 2004 when I gave birth to my son. It’s so hard to exercise and watch my diet and give myself enough insulin for the day. I know that when my blood sugar is high, I lose weight. I know this from past experience. But I am in my 30s and losing weight is harder now because my metabolism is slower. How can I make exercise a priority if 1)I don’t want to or feel like it and 2) have no motivation?

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