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In our house, we make pretty sound food choices. Fresh fruits, garden veggies, and almost nothing manufactured. There are always the occasional cookies and the coffees with milk or sugar but on the whole, we eat healthy. However, it is time for a confession. While my family lives to sweat, I do not! I am quite happy to be the mom that stands near the kids, watching them safely play while never joining in to kick the ball or run the race, myself. THIS HAS TO CHANGE!
Many months ago, around Jan 1st, I believe... I vowed to do better. I vowed to take my angel with me on walks and to participate more at the playground. It never happened. Oh, I tried. But between sickness and laziness, well, it just never happened. But, Easter is a time of new life; a time for our past sins to be forgiven and the dead to live again. So, this Easter, I began my quest to live again; I began my quest for better health. My body is my temple and I want it to honor God. (1 Cor. 6:19-20) Rise up with me and let's make a change together. Let's lay our sins of laziness at the cross and take up the habits which lead to a better life. Let's make our hearts healthy and happy.
Exercise seems like the best place to start so today I begin my quest for a better body, a holier temple , and a healthier me with a walk in the park and an exercise to strengthen those "posture" muscles. I am excited because these exercises can be done at the playground while I watch my little ones play. Today's post by Jon Ham of Fitness on the Run: Body Weight Back Exercises: Don't Get Bullied off the Playground is perfect. It has easily varied levels of difficulty and I don't need any fancy equipment. Since I don't have the equipment used in the video, I am going to try my elastic exercise bands or a rope thrown over the branch of a shaded tree along the walking path.
Cheer me on! Rise up and join me! Let's build a healthy body for ourselves and our kids!