Daily Devotional: All The Strength You Need

TODAY’S VERSES
“If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides.”
I Peter 4:11

“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”
Philippians 4:13

“I love you, O LORD, my strength.”
Psalms 18:1

TODAY’S MESSAGE
Strength is the energy that God gives us to complete a task. It is what helps us endure to the end. Strength is also what helps us resist negative forces. What better place to get strength than from God?

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This week’s daily devotional references ‘Moment in The Word Daily Devotional: Scriptural Inspiration For Your Daily Journey’ retrieved from https://devog.wordpress.com/2007/04/20/all-the-strength-you-need/

Daily Devotional: Be Strong and Courageous

TODAY’S VERSE
“Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Josh 1:9 (NIV)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
We can let fear dominate our life or we can choose to be strong and courageous. I say we can “choose” but have you noticed in today’s verse it is a command? Why would God do that? Why would He command us to be strong and courageous? Because we NEED it and He is WORTHY of it!

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This week’s daily devotional references ‘Moment in The Word Daily Devotional: Scriptural Inspiration For Your Daily Journey’ retrieved from https://devog.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/be-strong-and-courageous-2/

7 Excuses That Prevent Weight Loss

Have you ever wondered how some people are able to maintain amazing bodies while you struggle with your weight?

They make it seem so easy to achieve and maintain results. What do they know that you don’t? When you boil it down, the answer is quite simple.

The missing link between you and your ideal body is your go-to list of excuses.

Start with an excuse and expect to be excused from losing weight. Here are seven excuses that have ensured dieters will fail in their weight-loss attempts before they ever get started.

Excuse #1: I’ve Always Been Overweight

Here’s a little secret: feeling sorry for yourself will not help you lose weight. Quite the contrary. Whining and crying that you’ve never been thin can actually work against you, as you start to see yourself as stuck being overweight. Do that long enough and all you can see in your future is an overweight you. If you’re going to really cut your weight, you’ve got to be able to envision a lighter you.

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7 Sneaky Reasons you’re gaining Weight

Are you plagued with unwanted pounds, despite your best efforts to eat healthy and get fit? You’re not alone. Millions of others across the globe, just like you, are struggling to shed weight in an uphill battle.

Here are 7 Sneaky Reasons You’re Gaining Weight…some of these might surprise you.

Sneaky Weight Gain #1: Sucking on Cigarettes. You may think it’s common knowledge that smoking helps you stay thin. However, you may be surprised that this is actually a common misperception. Recent research has shown that contrary to the long-believed lie that smoking keeps you thin, it actually leads to weight gain. This happens by interrupting your body’s metabolic function and causing it to be insulin-resistant. Interestingly, the same is true for those exposed to second-hand smoke.

Sneaky Weight Gain #2: Working Nights. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and for some, this measure is working the graveyard shift. While it may provide a boost to your pay (third-shift workers often get paid more than others), it wreaks havoc on your body. From messing up your sleep cycles to putting you in a position that requires less movement to eating more out of boredom, working through the night is full of weight-gaining risks.

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Daily Devotional: Stand in Awe of God

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TODAY’S VERSE
“Let everyone stand in awe of him.”
Psalms 33:8 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Have you ever been blown away by something? Watching Michael Jordon doing a dunk, the sunset in Hawaii, Isaac Stern playing Beethoven’s Sonata in C Minor on his violin, the Rocky Mountains; these are just a few things that can inspire.

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This week’s daily devotional references ‘Moment in The Word Daily Devotional: Scriptural Inspiration For Your Daily Journey’ retrieved from https://devog.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/stand-in-awe-of-god/

15 June Workout:)

This weekend I competed in a fitness competition. I am very sore, so I decided to pass the love. Posted below is a variation/scaled version of the competition. The goal is to make it as far as you can.

Midlothian Version

1. warm up

2. 10:00 sets of 5-8 on deadlift

3. Do 100 invisible Jump ropes then do 3 rounds

– 10 toes to bar (30 toe touches)

–  7 handstand push ups (20 pike push ups)

– 20 goblet squats 45/25 (30 cradle squats with Dumbbells)

and do one burn out set of 25 pull-ups (40 inverted rows)

4. take short rest

5. do these sets back to back

– 25 push press 65/45 (75 shoulder press with dumbbells

– 25 step up burpees on box

– 25 bentover rows (95/65) (75 bent over rows with dumbbells)

– 25 pull ups (40 inverted rows)

6. short rest

7. If you make it this far finish off with

5 rounds

– 15 dumbbell ground to overhead

– 30 KB swings

 

 

Mansfield and Fort Worth Version

1. warm up

2. 10:00 100 m Sprint EMOM

3. Do 100 invisible Jump ropes then do 3 rounds

– 30 toe touches

–  7 20 pike push ups

– 30 cradle squats with Dumbbells

and do one burn out set of 40 inverted rows or 100 supermans

4. take short rest

5. do these sets back to back

– 75 shoulder press with dumbbells

– 25 step up burpees on box (35 on curb)

– 75 bent over rows with dumbbells

– 40 inverted rows

6. short rest

7. If you make it this far finish off with

5 rounds

– 15 dumbbell ground to overhead

– 30 KB swings

Daily Devotional: Get Rid of Anger

Anger“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.”
Psalm 37:7-8

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Ephesians 4:31-32

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This week’s daily devotional references ‘Moment in The Word Daily Devotional: Scriptural Inspiration For Your Daily Journey’ retrieved from https://devog.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/get-rid-of-anger/

A Perspective That Yields Results: Making Fitness a Life Long Journey

self-sabotage-300x300It is 4 am on a Sunday, and I am reveling in my new found free time. I recently finished my MBA program so this was my first week in 18 months where I had an extra 20 hours to talk to clients, and really reflect. One of my new customers, which is one of my old clients from years, ago stated that she really want to lose a bunch of weight. Granted, when we started ten years ago she went from a size 16 to a size 7 in short order and lost 32 lbs. She recently tried a program and said that it did not work, she saw no results. I gave her my same spiel that I give to everybody that results are broken down into four legs, similar to a table

  1. Nutrition – Nutrition is 80% of the equation. Lean meats, vegetables, nuts, some fruit, a little starch, and no sugar will get you to the next level.
  2. Exercise – You have to build lean muscle with strength training, burn calories with cardio, and metabolic conditioning.
  3. Rest/ Recovery – proper rest and recovery are important. Have a proper sleep schedule to recover for the next workout.
  4. Supplementation – With a busy schedule you may not be able to eat 3-5 raw meals per day: meal replacement shakes, protein, amino acid, omega 3s and multi-vitamins are a great supplement to a proper workout and nutrition plan

In her case, she was only doing a supplement program and walking. Walking is great, but your exercise must be constantly varied. To get right to the point I told her to Make Fitness a Life Long Journey. People who make fitness a life-long pursuit enjoy more results. If you do not make fitness a lifelong commitment you will start making wild reactions to your lack of results. For example: if an individual starts on a regimen and does not lose weight the first two weeks, he or she will turn to gimmicks or simply do something destructive like blow their diet or quit altogether. Each client of mine is a professional: whether they are a doctor, lawyer, stay-at-home mom or anything in between. If a surgeon is in the operating room and something goes wrong in the surgery, he goes through his progressions and does the best he can. If a real estate lawyer has a situation taking longer than expected, they sit down and see what the problem is. A mother does not abandon her children when they are not acting or eating according to plan. In all of these cases, the professional hangs in there and handles the situation. Some work situations may take two years instead of 3 months, but the employees and stakeholders work their way through it.

These same professionals will quit on their program months early, make excuses, and sometimes act downright belligerent when it comes to improving their health. My challenge to you is to take the professional approach that you take daily in your working environment. Make your health a lifelong pursuit. If you are pursuing it for life you will stay the course. You may lose 20 lbs in a month; you may lose 2 lbs in a month. If you only lose 2 lbs, there may be something you are doing wrong, or may be that your body is changing without moving the scale. Stay the course, and watch your results skyrocket.

We are iced in? no worries, here is a workout

Just because there will be no workouts on an iChoosefit site this morning, thats no excuse not to get a workout in. In fact, you have even extra time to workout.
no trip to workout: saves 10-30 minutes
no kids to school: saves 30 – 90 minutes
Here is something you can do today:
Warm up: 50 reps of highknees, butt kicks, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, bicycles, lunges.
Stretch: toe touch, straddle (middle, each side), spiderman lunge,
Workout: how many rounds can you do in 20 minutes? Lets get busy!
30 burpees
30 split jumps (or lunges)
30 push ups
30 tricycles
30 supermans
30 side planks
30 sea turtles

10:00 stations!!! Mansfield Boot Camp

Today we did 10:00 on each station for max round. It is California weather in the middle of the winter, so we had to take advantage and get some cardio in!

10:00 stations

#1 – 30 Box jumps, 30 sit ups, 400 m run

#2 – 30 pull ups, 30 push ups with a v jump, 400 m run

#3 – 30 Gorilla shuffles, 30 star jumps, 400 m run

#4 – 30 stationary squat with bicep curl, 30 db leap frogs, 400 m run