Week five; if you have been committed to trying to follow this program each day, by now it should be a habit. According to behavioral science it take 21-28 days to formulate new habits. If you have been lackadaisical so far, don’t worry just pick up now and keep on keeping on. We still have time to help you establish new healthful habits. (Please send feedback, if you are still with us and how you are doing)
1. Spend time with God daily. Open our Bibles, contemplate, pray, love and trust HIM. (Mathew 6:33)
2. Sleep 8-10 hours a day. Sleep helps us think well, allowing us to trust GOD.
3. Rest in Stress. Cast you cares upon Him for He cares for you. Practice faith not fear each moment of each day. (1 Peter 5:7)
4. Recreate; re-create. Intentionally plan a little fun into everyday, enjoy the simple pleasure in life and its mundane tasks.
WE HAVE SPENT THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS ON OUR INTERNAL PEACE SO WE CAN CALL ON HIS DISCIPLINE AS WE TREAT OUR BODIES AS HIS TEMPLE NOT OUR TRASH CANS!!
This week we want to work on our Cardio vascular exercise. This means getting our heart rates up for a period of time that will condition our hearts. Examples are; walking, bicycling, swimming, dancing, and cross-country skiing. The minimum cardio workout should be 20-30 minutes three to five times a week. 10, 000 steps a day is also a good minimum rule of thumb.
If you have been mainly sedentary, you will not be able to start with this minimal amount. (I started jumping rope for one minute.) It all counts, if you can only go one minute then do one minute and an hour later do it again. Wherever you are, start there and work yourself up by 10% a week. Keep on keeping on and you will be more fit in no time.
Hebrews 12:11 “ Exercise profitith the body a little, Godliness protifitith it in all things. (From my memory)
Hebrews 12:11 “Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless afterward it yeildeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. KJV
Be fit and be blessed,