Exercising is one of the best things you can do for your health, and you most definitely deserve a pat on the back for any amount of physical activity you’re doing. However, if you are performing your exercises wrong, or have no proper structure, or forget to nourish your body appropriately, you could end up hurting and not helping your body. As a leading fitness gym in Lakeville, Minnesota, Puravida Fitness has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make that could lead to fitness failure.
Galatians 6:5 says "For each will have to bear his own load."
Simply put, this translates to personal responsibility. We are ALL responsible for ourselves, our actions, our emotions. Unfortunately, many of us continue to struggle with this.
"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
This is my favorite passage because I believe we can achieve great things but we sell ourselves short because we don't approach them the right way.
I have never driven a snow plow. But it seems obvious you can't do a good job plowing forward if you are looking out your rearview mirror. The lines would be all messed up and you would miss a lot of snow.
The same could be said if you are always living in the past and never focused on the present or future.
The other day I had an intense conversation with a close family member. Constant complaints and feeling sorry for self are on the forefront of their mind. It's always someone else's fault, excuse after excuse followed by blame after blame. They were acting as if they were "powerless" and playing the victim card. It was time for some tough love.
"Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them." Proverbs 26:12
This passage reminds me of one of my DIY projects that became an OMG project - all because of my foolishness.
Years ago I had a plumbing issue at one of my rental properties.
Since I had grown up working in a hardware store and have some basic plumbing knowledge, I thought "Why hire a plumber when I can fix this myself?"
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." Philippians 4:8
What have you been thinking on lately?
The sky falling?
Are these things making you excellent or stealing your joy?
The new year is a special time of year. But THIS new year it really does take on a new meaning after the year we had in 2020.
It’s the perfect time to take advantage of all that "fresh start" energy and channel it into making your goals a reality.
"And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?" Matthew 7:3
If you spend any time on social media you see no shortage of opinions.
Everyone thinks they have the "truer truth."
Do you finish what you start?
Back in October I set a strength goal to squat 335 for 4 reps, bench 250 for 4 reps and deadlift 405 for 4 reps.
This past Saturday I had one strength goal to knock out in order to complete my mission.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7
This passage fuels me whenever I feel like quitting.
Being a type A fitness guy I set some aggressive fitness goals to end 2020 strong. I was on track to finish strong.
Do your words match your actions? People often say they want to get healthy but they behave in literally every opposite way possible.
"Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap." Galatians 6:7
It has been widely reported that being obese or living an unhealthy lifestyle puts a person at a significantly higher risk for contracting COVID-19.
At this writing, over 1/3 of our population in the United States is considered obese. That to me is unacceptable. And more frustrating to me is that we have brought this on ourselves.
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