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Day 24 - Be Physically Fit!

We are not all Olympic athletes or marathon runners.  However, we should all do whatever it takes to be as physically healthy as possible.

Your body does not belong to you but it belongs to God.  You are merely the steward of your body until it wears out.  So ... take good care of it!  Make sure that it doesn’t wear our sooner than the Maker intended it to wear out!

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?  For you have been bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.” - I Corinthians 6: 19 & 20.

This is a good question to answer as you contemplate how to treat your body in 2013, 

“What does it mean to glorify God in my body?

If you know that you eat too much junk food, limit junk food to only once a week.  Perhaps you should decide to only have a dessert once a week and commit to eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean meat for 6 days of the week.

Healthy food still tastes great!  Instead of eating chips - have popcorn!  Instead of eating ice cream - have a piece of fruit with some yogurt!  Instead of eating french fries - have a baked potato with veggies!

Make a reasonable exercise goal and then stick to it.  It’s ridiculous to commit to working out 2 hours a day when last year you only worked out 2 hours in the entire year!

Perhaps a reasonable goal would be to walk to the mailbox every day in the month of January.  In February, walk to the corner and back every day.  In March, walk a mile for 4 days a week.  Build up and become strong!

God wants to use you so get in tip-top shape for Him and Him alone!

What 3 choices can you make to ensure that you will be healthier in 2013?  Write them down and then commit to them.  You might want to find a buddy who will hold you accountable for this new and healthier life!