Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Staying Fit

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Your body, like a well-oiled machine, can be pushed beyond what you think are its limits if it is well maintained. One way to maintain your body is to be mindful of what you feed it. Garbage in, garbage out not only is true in Computer Science but true for the body as well. Since I started running in High School, I was pegged as a distance runner. As I've gotten older, in a strange way I enjoy running distances more ( though non-competitively), but I've noticed that vitamins and supplements help sustain me.

I discovered fish oil in the mid-90s.  Fish oil supports a healthy blood cholesterol level, bone health and provides mood support. I read up on the benefits of it and remembered that as a child I was forced to take cod liver oil because it was good for me. Staying true to myself I bought different brands but usually ended up buying what was on sale.

In any event, I noticed that my hair and skin thrived while taking fish oil pills in addition to reaping all of the other benefits. Unfortunately, some brands would leave a fishy aftertaste or you'd have fishy burps temporarily.  It was a nuisance but something I could live with.

I recently tried Omega 3 Highly Concentrated Pure Triple Strength Fish Oil, as part of a product promotion. It lived up to its promise of no fishy aftertaste - which was a pleasant surprise even though each pill is highly concentrated.

I will continue taking my fish oil and may even purchase this product again.

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19,20 [NLT]

This is a sponsored post; all opinions expressed are my own.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Being Fit

Since I've become a running enthusiast, I want to high five anyone I see running and putting in the effort. To me, it doesn't matter if you're slow or you're fast. If I see you running I know it's an act of the will to be applauded. Because as runners know, running doesn't ever get so easy that it's like breathing. After all is said and done, you do it because you know and see that the benefits outweigh the excuses.

I have the same enthusiasm with I meet another believer - I want to give them a high five because I know they've discovered the truth. They knew something was missing in their lives and it turned out to be Jesus. To me, it doesn't matter where you are in your walk, but that you are working it out. It's an act of the will to choose to follow Jesus. But you don't do it for the applause. You follow Jesus because the benefits outweigh the excuses.

As we make an effort to be physically fit, let's make the same effort to be spiritually fit and reap the benefits of both.

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 14:6 [NLT]

How fit are you?