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Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well (3 John 1:2 NIV)

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV)

Health and Fitness Blueprint

Sometimes it seems like we hear a lot about all the other aspects of our faith-based life and not a lot about our health and fitness. But our bodies are a temple of God and we should treat them as such. As believers, the world is watching to see how we live, act and move- literally. Are we being good stewards with the body God has given us?

Everything we do begins with a foundation. Without a foundation we can’t begin to build whatever we’re building! Goals are our foundation. What do you want your fitness foundation to be? Now, I’m not talking about having vain or unrealistic health goals (i.e. size 1 or 8-pack abs), but healthy, sustainable goals. Maybe you’ve always wanted to run a 5K or maybe even a marathon. Perhaps it’s just to be consistent in working out regularly.

Need some ideas? Here are a few that I encourage everyone to do. Walk 10,000 steps per day – that’s five miles if you’re wondering. Drink at least 64 oz. of water daily (you actually need more than that, but the eight glasses, 8 oz. each is easy to remember). Start with five pushups on the first day of the month and add one each day.

Just like building a house, you have a blueprint that shows the design, color, height, room sizes. Think of this as your health blueprint. Do you want to lose weight? Run further, faster? Eat less processed junk? Growth happens when we challenge ourselves. So don’t be afraid to set the goals high and work towards them.

Pray about what your health goals should be. God cares about your health. If you don’t have your health, you can’t enjoy your family, friends and most importantly, Jesus!

Get your health and fitness blueprint started today!

Credits: Reading plan located at YouVersion Bible from LifeChurch.TV with plan provided by Sarah Stanley.