At the first meeting we all weighed in...got measured & received a Challenge Binder. In the binder there is daily scripture & a place to journal about your thoughts. Recipes & a food journal to keep track of what you eat. We had 150 people there to hear Sean Algaier's testimony!
They have established accountability mentors for each of us. We will have Saturday morning classes at the church taught by certified aerobic instructors. They have developed training groups for beginners all the way up to advance exercisers! We will be hosting a 5k at the end of the challenge and the proceeds will go toward missions. At the meetings we will have nutritionists come speak to us about how to make healthy choices for our family & ourselves.
Why am I doing this challenge? Because one of my goals is to become healthier both in my spiritual life & my physical life and this challenge combines both. God calls us to take care of the body he gave us. One of the main thoughts of the night was...this is not a diet...it's a lifestyle.
What's really crazy is our whole staff over the last year has really gotten into living a healthier lifestyle and we have so many of our members are certified teachers at our local YMCA. God has put it all in place & I think we will see so many blessing from our members taking this step to take care of their bodies. Come join us in the challenge if you want! Here is the blog & information.
"Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates the body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God."
2 Corinthians 7:1