Friday, August 21, 2009

Fitness Friday ~ 7 Day Challenge

It's Fitness Friday and as you know by now, I join with Sandy of God Speaks Today to focus on all things fitness and healthy living.

Do you ever find yourself eating just because? You're not even hungry but ...maybe something sweet will help.

Or what about an ice cream cone? Or a few potato chips but it becomes a bag of potato chips?

Now, I do believe in moderation.

Once in a while, I enjoy something sweet or salty. But when we begin to find that we're developing a habit of looking to a substance or food or a pill or a drink to fill a need or a void then ...it can become a problem.

This week I chose to join with my friend Lisa Shaw on her Living a Fit Life. I posted a bit about it earlier this week here.

Lisa is passionate about living a life of freedom in Christ. Too many women still hang on to the garbage in their lives. And so she has set aside 7 days for us women to encourage one another and pray for one another. She's been posting videos and frankly ...I'm excited about this.

I want you to know that during this week I continue to walk on my treadmill and drink lots of water.

But I'm also spending more time in prayer and opening up my heart to uncover the cover up. You know the way we try to look good on the outside but ...so much is going on inside.

  • Past hurts
  • Fear
  • Betrayal
  • People pleasing
  • Procrastination
  • Laziness
  • Pride
  • Selfishness
  • Unforgiveness

I don't want to allow anything to keep me down and prevent me from living a life of freedom in Him.

Hebrews 12:1 says "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."


Let's not allow anything to hold us back and instead ...deal with it.

It's not too late to join us at Lisa's. And of course, Sandy will have a great Fitness Friday post too.

8 comments:

  1. Girl, I know what you're saying. Several things on Lisa's list pierced my heart too.

    May we finally lay everything down and allow God's living water to flow.

    Love,
    b

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  2. Oh, that sounds great! I'm all about the freedom! I'll go check Lisa's blog out.

    And I linked to you too, friend!

    Love,
    Sandy

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  3. Day after day, God gives you such insight. Thank-you for constantly challenging me.

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  4. Wonderful idea. I know God will bless many through this. I have been laying down some things myself lately.

    Love you!!

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  5. Hi sweet sister, Such a good post and I'm right there with you...praying for you too.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  6. This was a beautiful and very true post! I so need to uncover the covered up. Lately I've been finding myself trying to fix everything myself instead of taking it to God. Thanks for the wonderful encouragement.

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  7. I love you dearly. I'm laying it down with you.

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