Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lent for my body, my soul, and my mind.

This Lent season, I'm doing things FOR my body, soul, and mind that will cause me to look inward and be more focused on Christ and what He has for my life.

For my body...

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;" - 1 Corinthians 6:19

I want to take care of my body. These 40 days I want to commit to hitting all my runs and my arm workouts. I know this might seem superficial to some, but committing to taking care of my body is not just for now, but for the long run. I want to be healthy for myself, for my  husband, and for our family as a whole.

So for six days a week I'm committing to run three times a week and do an easy at home arm workout three days a week.

This is a quick arm workout that my running coach gave me. I can do it in my pjs!

  1. WARM UP: 5-10 minutes of light activity to get body temperature up and muscles ready to work! 
  2. CHEST: Push-Ups 10-15 (I do weenie ones right now!) 
  3. BACK: LATS- Rows Bent over 12-20 repetitions
  4. ARMS: Bicep Curls 12-20 repetitions
  5. ARMS: Triceps Kickback Bent Over 12-20 repetitions
  6. SHOULDERS: Press 12-20 repetitions
  7. Repeat 2-6.
  8. STRETCH areas that have been worked. 
I did this workout last night and I was sore! 

For my soul...

"I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you." -Psalm 119:11

I want to work on scripture memory during this time. I don't do this enough and I am hoping that this time will establish some GOOD habits that will help me make Godly decisions in the future.

I'll post my scripture for the week in my Healthy Train Tuesday posts for accountability purposes.

For my mind...

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." -Psalm 46:10

I need a day of rest from the world. So on Mondays, I'm stepping away from social media. It will be my time to shut off and be quiet. I am sure I will still have homework to do on those days, but I need time for my mind to just be quiet.

When I'm in the moment and quiet, that is when I learn and grow the most. Not just for my education in the traditional sense, but also for my spiritual education.

What are you doing FOR this Lent season? Happy Ash Wednesday!

1 comment:

Gina said...

I had planned on reading the Bible daily, but I LOVE the idea of giving up social media. I didn't want to do it for the whole 40 days but I am totally stealing your idea of once a week. Now to pray about which day.

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