"Living and Active" Fitness Challenge

A few days ago, thanks to a blog that I have been following for about a year now, I was lead to another blog called Peak313. The reason I was curious to check it out was because of a challenge that the author of the blog is doing.

Its called the “Living and Active” Challenge. The challenge is based on the scripture verse found in Hebrews 4:12. For more details on how she came to that name of the challenge as well as the name of her blog  you can look here.

I was inspired by this idea once I read what it was all about because as I have talked about WAY to many times I struggle. I will start on a great work out routine and have a great plan but then next thing you know I have fallen off the wagon, so to speak. I let distractions get in the way or exhaustion set in and then I just quit. I have a fabulous husband who does his best to keep me accountable but when I neglect to tell him that I haven’t worked out in 3 days or that I ate an extra serving of ice cream during the kids nap time then its hard for him to hold me accountable.

The problem is I am the same way when it comes to my Bible study and quiet times. And that stresses me out more. How am I supposed to be a) studying and learning about God’s word in an educational setting when I don’t make myself sit down and do it, b) grow in my walk with God and be able to share that wonderful truth with others in the world if I don’t know it, and c) teach and train my children up in the way they should go if I’m not entirely clear on what the path is that I should be taking?  So, the long and short of it is I am failing as a witness for Christ and as the mother He has called me to be if I don’t become more diligent about studying His word.

My hope is that this challenge will help to jump start my track to better spiritual and physical health.

So here’s the plan:

Spiritual: On the blog Clare has posted a wonderful little devotional along with the first weeks memory verse. The plan is to take that verse (along with the 6 that I am working on for one of my Seminary classes) and commit it 100% to memory. I also have daily devotional that I am hoping to dive back into starting in the morning.

Physical: In February I bought myself the “Biggest Loser Challenge” workout game for the Wii. I was diligent with it for a few weeks and I LOVED IT! So my plan is to go back to that. I like the fact that I can have weekly weigh in’s with that and it will remind me to check in on the Peak313 blog as well.

I have asked a few people to get in on this with me and I am still waiting to hear a yes or no so for now this will be my accountability. I am seriously lacking on how much I blog as well so hopefully this will help me to get back on track with that!

So there you have it. My basic plan. I am still debating on before/after pictures but I have to make that decision by tomorrow morning. If I decide to do that then sometime tomorrow I will post a before picture along with my starting weight and measurements.


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