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You Are What You Eat!

Essentially you are what you eat.  Okay maybe not literally, but what you eat can affect you both directly & indirectly.  Some experts propose that breakfast is a foundational meal. Next they suggest that this and all meals should include fiber & protein, which are more filling and satisfying. In other words, you get more bang for your buck with whole, wholesome foods. While bacon qualifies as protein, it is not recommended. Some foods are better sources, i.e. greek yogurt over bacon.

  1. Invest in the right pair of running shoes.
  2. Go for distance rather than time - slow it down, be patient, and don't worry about your pace.
  3. Remember that rest days are training days, too.
  4. Join a running group. Though you should do some solo runs, there are many benefits to running with a group.
  5. Make running a habit, even if that means getting out for a few minutes per day.
  6. Figure out what motivates you to lace up and get out the door.
  7. Build mileage gradually.
  8. See Link for #8
  9. Don't dread taking walk breaks.
  10. Keep a training log.
  11. Check out why keeping a journal can become your best tool for success here.
  12. Mix in cross training to supplement your running. Having a strong core will be key to gaining the strength for endurance and preventing injuries.

REMEMBER: MAKE A DECISION FOR HEALTH EACH DAY!

 

Whole Health and Healing comes from God. We need to be at spiritual peace with Him, abiding by His Guidelines in order to gain overall fitness of mind, body and soul!

 

Whatever I have a need to do (maintain a healthier lifestyle), wherever I am (physically, mentally and whatever my health starting point is), I can make it through anything (eating healthier and exercising even when I’m tired) in the One (Jesus) who makes me who I am (I am a good steward over the temple God has blessed me to live in). Philippians 4:13 MSG

 

The Lord has declared that He will restore me to health and heal my wounds. Jeremiah 30:17 NIV

 

...by his wounds I have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24 B NIV

 

I pray that I may enjoy good health and that all may go well with me, even as my soul is getting along well.

3 John 2 NIV

 

I trusted in, relied on, and was confident in You, O Lord; I said, You are my God. My times are in Your hands.

Psalms 31:14-15

 

God has given me one new commandment that I should love others just as He has loved me. John 13:34

 

Psalm 91 The Message (MSG)

91 1-13 You who sit down in the High God’s presence,

    spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,

Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.

    I trust in you and I’m safe!”

That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,

    shields you from deadly hazards.

His huge outstretched arms protect you—

    under them you’re perfectly safe;

    his arms fend off all harm.

Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night,

    not flying arrows in the day,

Not disease that prowls through the darkness,

    not disaster that erupts at high noon.

Even though others succumb all around,

    drop like flies right and left,

    no harm will even graze you.

You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance,

    watch the wicked turn into corpses.

Yes, because God’s your refuge,

    the High God your very own home,

Evil can’t get close to you,

    harm can’t get through the door.

He ordered his angels

    to guard you wherever you go.

If you stumble, they’ll catch you;

    their job is to keep you from falling.

You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes,

    and kick young lions and serpents from the path.

14-16 “If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God,

    “I’ll get you out of any trouble.

I’ll give you the best of care

    if you’ll only get to know and trust me.

Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;

    I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.

I’ll give you a long life,

    give you a long drink of salvation!”