Fitness Report (May 6 – 12)

With family and ministry matters demanding more of my time this past week, I wasn’t able to focus nearly as much as I needed on my fitness. Here’s what this past week looked like:   Sunday (5/6): Day of rest   Monday (5/7): No time to exercise   Tuesday (5/8): Run 1.01 miles (9’43” / […]

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Fitness Report (April 29 – May 5)

Lost another 1.8 lbs in the past week!   Here’s my exercise log for the past week: Sunday (4/29): Day of rest Monday (4/30): Chest press – 170lbs x 8 (3x) Deltoid raise – 110lbs x 8 (3x) Shoulder press – 120lbs x 8 (3x) Low back – 190lbs x 8 (3x) Vertical row – […]

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Training for the Murray Half Marathon (2018)

I started running when I hit 40 years of age. Maybe it was a mid-life, guy thing. I’m not sure. I just know that my health numbers were heading in the wrong direction. My weight was gradually increasing, my fitness and muscle mass was decreasing, and stress was hopping into the driver’s seat. I knew […]

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Does your god cause weight gain?

As I spent time reflecting on God’s Word this morning, I came across a text that seemed to be particularly troubling. You know what that’s like, don’t you? You are reading a book (God’s Word) but a verse ‘jumps off the page.’ It’s a clear reminder that God uses the reading of His Word to […]

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Can getting fit be an act of worship?

One of the many joys of being saved is realizing that Jesus didn’t just claim the allegiance of our spirit. He claimed our bodies, too! Romans 12:1 (New Living Translation) “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let […]

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Getting fit – Progress Report (January 21, 2012)

An area of my life that has been out of balance for far too long is my weight and fitness level. Ever since I entered the pastorate, I have mentally committed to never allowing my waistline to get so large that it discredits my ministry. After all, how can I call people to be godly […]

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Getting fit in 2012

I’ve been using a free weight loss/fitness website for the past few days and love it! It’s called Lose It! Here are a few reasons why you should give it a try if you’ve tried other programs that didn’t work: It an easy calorie based program. No counting points. A database of food items are […]

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