Friday, July 11, 2014

Fit Friday: Bible Reading Plan & Core Tabatas

As you know I am very passionate about not only being physically fit but also spiritually fit.  So today I am going to share with you two ways I stay fit.

1. Reading the Word of God

So I have to be real with you for a minute and share that I have not always enjoyed reading the Bible.  In fact, until the last year, it used to be something I somewhat dreaded.  Not because I didn't believe what was I taught about there being power in the word but I was just so overwhelmed.  Let's be honest, the Bible is long and can be hard to understand at times.  I remember having the desire to read it but just didn't know how to when I felt so confused at how to do it.  It reminds me of an illustration I use when teaching group fitness classes.  For example, you can yell in my face all day long to do a back flip but if I don't have the tools to learn how to do that back flip it isn't going to happen.  The same can be true in our walk with God.  If we don't have the proper tools to know how to walk out our christian life it just seems too overwhelming so we simply don't do it.

At the beginning of this year my church(Gateway church) put out a devotional called "It is Written".  That devotional made me so hungry to get in the word.  So I began to pray and ask God to give me a hunger for his word then to show me how to understand it.  He lead me to do a chronological study of the word.  I have to say it has been the BEST thing that I have ever done!  Because I am reading it in chronological order it is like reading a novel that I can't put down because I am so anxious to find out what happens next! 

You can find these reading plans a lot of places but this is the one I am doing.  Just be sure to not view it as a check list but instead something to look forward to finding out what God is going to reveal next.  If you miss a day, no worries, just do it at your own pace because I am certain that God would rather us read the word as we can as opposed to quitting because we can't get it done quick enough. One of the biggest schemes of the enemy is to keep us out of God's word because he knows the power it has in our lives!

2. Core Tabata

After having 3 kids I had to learn quick yet still effective ways to workout.  One of my favorite things to do is a tabata(done in 4 minutes).  You can watch the first video I posted about them here.  I did 2 core tabatas a few days ago and I loved them so much I wanted to share.  Please forgive the way I look because I had just got done working out myself.  Also, the camera is a little shaky because my 7 year old filmed for me.  I hesitated to post it because of that reason but then I realized this is my life and I want my kids to know what their mamma does so if that means some not so perfect videos than I am okay with that.:) 

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