Showing posts from October, 2009

God Can Change Your Life

I’m so excited to share with you that on November 9th at 5pm I will be leading a brand new Youth Group. This group will be very different from our regular Helix Youth Ministry. This new group will focus on the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. God has been preparing me for this ministry since I was in grade school. Let me tell you how. As a child raised in a Christian home my parent put a large emphasis on a personal relationship with God. My parents were good parents who loved us very much. My mom taught me how to bake and cook. My father taught me how to use tools. I learned at a young age that food was good and I could make anything I wanted, in large quantities. I could also fix just about anything. My mom and I always struggled with food and our weight. I’ve never been able to fix that. I have tried every diet with my mom. In high school I worked very hard to be at a “normal” weight but I never achieved that goal. I was depressed through most of my adolescence and my weight was at …

3000 Calories

So today my goal is to burn 3000 extra calories. I got up early and went for a 4 mile walk. I burned 1000. I’m taking a break for breakfast then I’ll jump on the elliptical and do 30 minutes of aerobics. I should hit 3000 if I push myself. I’ve never burned 3000 extra calories in one day so this should be fun. Below is the path I walked on.
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Fit For The King

I’ve spent some time reading through this resource and found some great pieces of information. I really like the commitment part of the book. You’re asked to sign a contract to honor the Lord’s possessions. You are one of His possessions. The day you asked Jesus to take the wheel, you gave yourself to him. We are temples of Christ. My temple is a little more shabby than chic. I know I need to be committed to restoring this temple for the Lord, whether it takes 40 days or 40 years. One of my favorite pieces included with this 40 day faith based weight loss book was the DVD workout. Thomas Hundley has a great rhythm and really makes you want to workout with him. I’ll be trying the workout routine this week. I’ll let you know if it kicks my butt. My Concerns about this book:I have a couple. The calorie range of the days meal plan left me feeling hungry just reading it. I know men burn more calories than women but that isn’t accounted for in this plan. Some days of the week men will eat o…

First Place 4 Health for Teens

I’ve been in the process of forming the Faith based fitness and nutrition group for teens. One of my thoughts is to use my technology gifts by creating an Audio/Video daily bible study. Below is a rough concept sample. I know in our adult FP4H group we struggle at time to do the daily study. I know if an audio version was sent to my e-mail daily I would take time to listen and reflect. I think I can use the video to reinforce the bible topics and keep things interesting. This is a concept that I’d like to pursue. TEENSIf you had a choice between a short video lesson with music or a paper version, what would you prefer and why?