I was recently back home for two consecutive weekends, and both times my older sister asked me to join her on a morning walk. Both times I had to decline because I knew I could not keep up, but it motivated me to do better!
Back home, my idea of a walk consisted of driving to the park, taking a 15-20 minute loop around the track, then driving back and stopping at Dari-O to “reward” myself with ice cream for going on said walk. But my big sis is now taking a loop through the park as a small part of her one-hour long walk all over town! Again, I knew I could not go that far and that long without getting incredibly light-headed and possibly fainting. I blame my Hashimoto’s and low iron for this, but I am tired of being the victim.
So today, I start rebuilding my stamina! I have done a 20-minute walk in my neighborhood, and jumped on my mini-tramp for 10 minutes. That does not sound like much, but I am winded.
I took my iron supplement, drank my green smoothie (with spinach and Avon Espira powder greens), and am now starting on my first 30-oz Yeti cup of water consumption for the day. (I try to drink three of these a day.)
It is so easy to simply say, “I don’t feel well, and I need to rest”, which is true. Rest is a key part of the fitness equation. But the Bible says that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit wherein He dwells. I must take better care of it! Besides, if I do not have my health and stamina, physical and spiritual, I am no match for the devil, and certainly no use for the Kingdom.
Today, I start re-building the temple. What will you do with yours?
Do you not know that you are the temple of God
and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
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