BOUNDARIES-- they are good for you!
Boundaries are gifts from God to enjoy all the blessings He gives us.
We often think of boundaries as restrictive--
but they actually FREE us from so many things that are unnecessary and will hinder our progress.
In reality, boundaries protect you and your progress!
As you practice each of the #SWEATGOALS, you must create boundaries...
Boundaries that encourage you to remember your WHY.
Boundaries that equip you to make better choices.
Boundaries that empower you to overcome temptations.
Commit today to Honor your boundaries.
When you honor your boundaries,
you make them a priority...by filtering your choices through them.
you appreciate their purpose...by reminding yourself of why they are important.
you keep practicing them...even if you are not experiencing the results you desire or life happens and interrupts you. Just don't quit!
If you need help creating boundaries, let's connect!
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HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MINDSET TO BECOME HEALTHIER
Becoming healthy is a very courageous choice.
And it doesn't happen overnight.
When you make the choice to become healthy, it's not just about changing your outward behaviors.
It is a daily choice to change the way you THINK about what you will eat and how you will move your body. Even more, it is a daily choice to focus on WHY you want to make those changes.
If you find yourself starting over and over every week, or month or year, in your efforts to become healthy, I pray these 3 strategies will encourage, equip & empower you to experience progress as you learn how to CHOOSE TO CHANGE,
Accept your current situation.
The first step to changing your mindset is accepting your current situation and what you cannot change. Hal Elrod, author of Miracle Morning, explains that resisting reality keeps us from moving forward.
Whether you need to become healthy for medical reasons or to feel better, move better or perform better, you first must acknowledge and accept your current state of being. This awareness will be what prompts you to want to make a change, to realize that a change needs to be made.
You can't change what has happened to this point...
but you can change what happens moving forward.
Write it out:
What is your current situation?
What do you have no control over?
What choices caused you to be in this situation?
Believe change is possible.
After accepting your situation and admitting you don't want to stay there...
now it's time to envision what you DO want.
How would you like your life/situation to be different?
How do you envision yourself feeling?
What do you envision yourself doing?
Who do you envision yourself surrounded by?
WHY are these changes important and/or valuable to you?
You cannot achieve what you cannot be believe...
So if you want to be become healthy, put all your energy into believing you can be healthy!
Write it out:
How do I want to see my situation change?
What do I have control over?
I believe these changes are possible because...
Choose to Change.
Now you are ready to choose to change!
Commit to taking action everyday by tracking your activity, logging your progress and sharing your journey with others.
Change the way you think by filling your mind with God's truth to combat any doubts, fears, distractions, or obstacles that arise.
Progress is the result of the choices you make to change your life.
Healthier choices begin with healthier mindsets.
So make today the day you choose to change your life one healthy habit at a time!
Write it out:
What ONE action can I commit to everyday to change my situation?
How will I track my progress?
Who will I share my journey with to be accountable?
What Scriptures will I meditate on to keep me focused?
How will choosing to change my mindset change my health and my life?
We would love to pray for you as you begin your journey to choosing to change!
Please share your responses below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sometimes it's not enough to just know HOW to get fit if you are not truly INSPIRED to want to be fit.
We believe in 6 foundational healthy habits to equip you to be healthy and fit. We refer to these as our #SWEATgoals, which include:
Sleep: 7-8+ hours/night
Water: half your body-weight in oz
Eating Clean: real food in the right portions
Activity: moving your body with purpose 3-6x/week
Timed Nutrition: eating your meals consistently within an 8-12 hour period
Every week, our faith & fitness community focuses on one goal and shares tips, resources and encouragement to improve consistency to make it part of our everyday lifestyle.
This is the HOW...
We also believe that you need a WHY--a deep internal desire to WANT TO be healthy.
This WANT TO is more than a number on the scale, a certain pant size or a certain body image.
Your WANT TO comes from a deep conviction that YOU were created for a purpose.
And your life is meant for more than a vicious cycle of defeat--
of not having enough energy, mobility or confidence
to enjoy the blessings God's given you and/or to be a blessing to those He has called you to.
Here at Foundations 6:19, we believe that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we are not are own. We were bought with a high price--the blood of Jesus. Therefore, we honor God with our bodies--physically & spiritually. (1 Corinthians 6:19, 20).
This truth INSPIRES us to want to make healthier choices -- to SWEAT -- so we can properly care for our bodies in order to live out our purpose each and every day.
Everyday we PRAY for God's strength to empower us to make healthy choices and for His grace to be satisfied with those choices as He prepares and equips us to do His Kingdom work.
If you would like to join us on this amazing faith & fitness journey, we invite you to join our local and/or virtual SWEAT CLUB! Or feel free to email with any questions at email@example.com!
Did you know that your SLEEP 😴 impacts the effectiveness of your healthy efforts in the gym and kitchen?
It’s TRUE! The quantity and quality of your sleep plays a critical role in regulating your hormones which in turn impact your metabolism and your appetite!
Today’s #SWEATtip will help you improve your SLEEP by first establishing a bedtime routine. Read more to find out how.
Step #1: SLEEP Quantity
Your sweat goal is to get between
6-8 hours of sleep. So, your first step is to determine what time when you need to get to bed based on what time you need to get up to achieve this amount.
Step #2: SLEEP PREPARATION
Next, make a list to determine which activities need to be included your bedtime routine (kids, pets, prep for next day, etc). Start with the NO MATTER WHAT LIST! (Brush teethe, lunch, tidy up, pray etc.)
Then add the things that would be ideal to have done. *If you struggle with falling/staying asleep, stay tuned for More tips.
Step #3. PREP TIME
Now you need to determine how much time you need to get those things done.
Aim for 1-1.5 hour max so that your routine is doable and not stressful.
Step #4: SLEEP ALARM
Next, you will set an alarm to Begin Your bedtime routine each night.
Adjust your time/routine as needed
based on your schedule.
Step #5: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!
This will take a lot of practice, so be gracious with yourself (and your family)!
Do you have more tips on creating good bedtime routine? Please share!
It’s never too late to become healthier, and you can start today by simply implementing at least ☝🏼 one of these health tips...
1. Start doing ☝🏼 healthier thing.
Choose one healthier thing that you can start doing each day to establish a healthier habit.
A few suggestions include
•drinking 8-16 Oz water first thing in the morning,
•adding a multi-vitamin,
• eating 1 more serving of vegetables or
anything that is beneficial to your health.
2. Stop 🛑 doing one ☝🏼 unhealthy thing.
Choose one unhealthy habit that you can STOP doing to help you make better choices. We all have at least one ☝🏼 thing that we know is not healthy for us. Choose one, and STOP doing it for 30 days and note 📝 how you feel because of this change.
Some options include
•stop drinking cokes
•stop eating late at night
•stop eating fried foods
•stop eating fast food
or something else you know could be healthier for you.
3. Swap something unhealthy with a healthier alternative.
Choose one healthier habit to replace an unhealthy habit. The great thing is that when you stop doing one unhealthy thing, you will most likely start doing something healthier.
Simple swaps include choosing
•whole grains vs refined grains
•grilled or baked vs deep fried foods
•Greek yogurt vs flavored yogurt
•fruit vs candy
and so many more!
Ultimately, being healthier is a matter of
CHOOSING to make healthier choices!
What is a healthy choice you are making today?
If you’re needing some extra help learning about being healthier, we invite you to
join our online #SWEATCLUB for daily tips and encouragement to help you on your journey!
A Jesus girl who desires to honor God with my everyday choices! I love my family, sweating with my friends, and anything chocolate!
Every week, we focus on a Scripture & Sweat Goal in efforts to train ourselves to honor God with our bodies and our everyday choices. We refer to these as our weekly #FAITHfocus & #FITfocus.
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Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?
You are not your own. You were bought with a price.
Therefore, Honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19, 20