Friday, May 28, 2010

Keep It Moving ...

"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"  I Corinthians 6:19

I'm so ashamed.  Once again I've dropped the reins of my fitness program.  The Holy Spirit has lately been impressing upon me the need to get and to stay in shape as much as it lies within my ability.  The most important component of that for me is exercise.  I have a membership at a wonderful gym with a lovely staff that has well-kept equipment, but I just can't seem to consistently hold up my end of the bargain.  Now don't get me wrong.  My schedule really is hectic ... and every time I think that I've gotten to a point where I can really get back in there and make that move something comes up to take ownership of my time.

Fitness should be a priority in each of our lives.  When we're healthy we're at our best to serve God and accomplish wonderful things.  Exercise really does make us feel good.  It's a natural appetite suppressant, and it keeps our bodies looking young way beyond the deadline set by Father Time.  Exercising helps to build up our immune system, thereby fending off illness. We live in a society where a high percentage of the population is plagued with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, etc., all diseases which in most cases could have been averted if that individual had maintained a well-balanced program of exercise and nutrition (more on nutrition at a later post).  I won't try to make an extended sales pitch on all of the virtues of exercise here -- that's something that you can research for yourself, but I just want to spark a thought in your mind on what benefits might be extolled from such.

I've made up my mind that I may be down, but I'm not out for the count.  I'm going to keep trying until I make a consistent fitness regimen a part of my life again.  I'm actually looking forward to recapturing thin, healthy, and cute.  Come on and join me!