Fit tips & inspiration to simplify your health journey.
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!
THE BEGINNING OF GOOD SLEEP
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!
fuelED BY FAITH
Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires.
The very basic biblical definition of sin is to KNOW what you ought to do and not do it (or KNOW what you shouldn’t do it and still do it).
The passage goes on to say,
“Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.”
As we focus on eating clean this week, it’s important to understand that taking care of our bodies includes the way we fuel our bodies.
And coming off our thanksgiving feasts where some indulged and some refrained, at the end of the day, the question is: did you fuel your body or just fill it?
And knowing what you should have done, did you honor God with your eating?
There’s no judgment here—just encouragement to honestly evaluate our habits and allow God to empower us to make them healthier!
I’m right here with you on this journey! And one of my weaknesses is sweets! So I’m practicing self control in that area this week!
What about you?
What’s one ☝🏼 healthier eating habit you can practice this week?
Please Share below and I will specifically pray for you!
#eatclean #fitgoals #sweatprayrepeat #selfcontrol #fitfaith #faithfocus #f619fitfocus #fuelyourbody #fuelyourfaith
HEART 2 HEART
You will have days you face discouragement and days you are too tired to want to keep making better choices...
But at the end of the day, and even when you wake, remember, your strength is found in God...He is your source of all things good and lasting.
Get alone with Him daily and allow Him to fill your mind, heart and spirit with His peace, love and hope!
THIS week our #FITfocus is SLEEP!
Listen in on our HEART 2 HEART to discover how you can experience God's grace & rest as you sleep amidst the grind of everyday!
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