Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Why Do I Eat This Food?

Why do I want to eat this food?
If it is for pleasure, why am I seeking pleasure from my food instead of from my life?
If you are eating for pleasure, when will you ever have enough pleasure from food? The answer is never because you are seeking pleasure where pleasure was not meant to come from.
So many people eat for all the wrong reasons. They eat because it is one of the few things in life that gives them pleasure or makes them happy. They eat because they are depressed, they eat because it's the right thing to do socially. God made food to sustain our bodies so they would last at least 120 years. And what food did he mean us to originally eat? In Genesis we see that green food or plants were meant to sustain us. It is no wonder that in all the studies in cancer treatment and diet that the single greatest common factor was green vegetables -- just what God said back in Genesis. Our greatest pleasure in life comes from a personal intimate relationship with the God who created us, after that comes the pleasure of an intimate relationship between husband and wife, then comes family, then comes living our purpose in life for which God created us. Food is not included in this list of pleasures and never was meant to be. Also it's important to know that if you struggle with food as an addiction, you can become free if you just stand in it and don't run from it. So many people do not like pain and run from it every time but it is when you stand in the pain, you do not cover it up or run from it, this is when the Truth will be revealed. You will find that in the standing, God will reveal His light of awareness and this light that shines in the darkness will be the truth that will set you free. Self-discipline appears to be good in life but it always fails when it comes to eating because it is based on your own ability and strength, it is a product of the mind and it will always fail when enough pressure is applied. Self-control, is from the heart, is of the Spirit, and always succeeds because it comes from God and is His strength placed inside of your weakness. This comes when you stand and do not quit, stop or give up. With God all things are possible. So do not give up, just seek your pleasure in life from the Right source and know that you EAT TO LIVE, NOT LIVE TO EAT.
Article by Dr. Keith Nemec from The Total Health Institute

Friday, April 1, 2011

Time is NOT a Factor!

I don't have a lot of time these days and you certainly don't need to hear me drone on about what busy looks like in our house because we are ALL busy in some way shape or form, right?!

So here's the thing. When I work out I have it in my head that I need to dedicate a full 45-60 minutes of exercise, doing anything less felt, well, LESS! But yesterday morning I was bummed because due to circumstances out of my control, I thought I would not be able to get my morning workout in...I only had like 20 minuets. I started to be upset about it but then thought...No, you have 20 minutes...make that the best 20 minute workout you can...make it really count!
So, I quickly got my shoes on, went downstairs and made my own "circuit"
This is what I did...
TM 5-7% incline 4mph for 2 min
20 pushups
20 real situps
20 squats
Repeat 2 more times and I had a FANTASTIC 20 minute elevated heart rate, sweaty workout!!! I made it count and you can too! Even if you only have 10 minutes....
What if you don't have a treadmill??? Do jumping jacks, get a jump rope...pretend you have a jump rope and "jump rope" run up and down your stairs, do burpees...that'll get your heart rate up!

Bottom line...don't let yourself believe that time is a factor...if you can squeeze in an awesome 10 minute workout twice in a day and that's all you can do...then DO IT! You'll be SO glad you did!