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5 Tips for Sticking to an Exercise Routine All Year

  “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty” – Proverbs 21:5 Plans and Routines It’s commonplace for fitness resolutions to fizzle out as January progresses. Excitement on January 1st turns into reality on January 14th. Lack of planning creates room for reasons and excuses not to exercise. Overdoing it

4 Biblical Reasons for Exercise

Murky Motivations “Be the very best you”. “Get that beach body ready”. “Boost your self-esteem”. “Impress others with your gains”. “You deserve to look good”. If you have spent any time in the exercise and fitness world, no doubt you have encountered motivations like these. You may have experienced them through popular marketing and advertisements, or in the familiar tugging

“Thoughts for Young Men”: Dangerous Procrastination

” ‘Serious things tomorrow’, said a heathen, to one who warned him of coming danger; but his tomorrow never came. Tomorrow is the devil’s day, but today is God’s. Satan cares not how spiritual your intentions may be, and how holy your resolutions, if only they are fixed for tomorrow. Oh, give not place to the devil in this matter.”

The Long Road of Body-Stewardship

“What gain has the worker from his toil?” At the end of each year, we start observing a fitness frenzy. During the Holiday season, we naturally reflect on what was accomplished in the last year and what was left unfinished. Inevitably, fitness tends to be an area that fills most people’s New Years Resolution lists for the upcoming year.  This

Outdoor Workout: HIIT Picnic Table Edition

The Outdoor Workout Invasion A few weekends ago, there was a Saturday that was blessed with incredible weather. It was a breezy 75 degrees, with blue skies and clear sunlight. Perfect temperature for an outdoor workout, so I snuck out of the house to my local park to exercise. This local park has two sections, one with a playground and

The Snoozy Sluggard in Proverbs

“I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down” – Proverbs 24:30-31 Meet Mr. Sluggard The word “Sluggard” is derived from a Hebrew verb that has the idea of ‘leaning idly’, or

The 10 Minute Warm Up

Don’t Skip the Warm Up Warm up routines are skipped more than breakfasts on busy mornings, advertisements before YouTube videos, and unwanted songs in a Spotify playlist.  I have certainly skipped my fair share (of warm ups I mean). And I have regretted it each time.  The following is a 10 minute warm up that you can add to your

Get up and Run the Race

“Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed”.  – Hebrews 12:12-13 Run the Race There are seasons when the Christian life can seem like it’s a slurry of unrelenting trials without expiration dates. Some trials

10 Minute Morning Workout

The American Heart Association reports that since 1950, sedentary jobs have increased over 83%. This is a staggering statistic, and indicative of a multi-generational shift in how work is done. Post-2020, as companies are grappling with how much remote work to allow, the sedentary job market will likely continue to expand, which will result in more sitting, more stationary minutes in