ooops…I did it again

ooops…I did it again

Not too long ago, I wrote a post entitled,

I’m fat and unhealthy…again.

Although It’s been on my mind to do something about my health, I’ve basically just kept putting it off.

That is until today.

Today I start a Beachbody program that will hopefully set me on the right track.  The exercise I am doing each day is called 22 Minute Hard Corps.

There’s an eating plan that goes along with it as well that I will have to quickly adapt too as well as an online group of about 10 of us that are doing this together under the coaching of Amber Humphries.

When asked to complete the online profile for the group, I was prompted to answer the “why” question. Hmmm…Good question.

“why are you doing this?”

I jotted down some feel-good stuff.  But I need a real why.

Something that can cause me to endure the discipline.

Jesus was able to endure the cross because he had a why. 

Here’s coach Amber’s why…


Below is my why in no particular order:

I don’t want to be sick.  I am beginning to see some the common ailments that plague people in the mid 50’s.  The last thing I want to hear is a doctor telling me that I have some sort of debilitating issue that perhaps could have been avoided with proper eating and exercise.  As Amber stated above, my family has a bad health history.  Amber is a dear friend of mine.  She is my oldest daughter, mother to 2 of my grandchildren, wife of one of my best friends, and Beachbody coach.

I want to see my grandchildren get married and to meet my great-grands.  My grandchildren LOVE Regina’s dad.  He’s 90 and has like a dozen great grands with a great-great grand on the way.  That’s a cool legacy.    

I admire men my age that are fit.  I think they look great and seem to have lots of energy.

I need much better health for  my new mission. I am walking into a new place with The Lord.  I will be ministering to people in both a new geographical location, as well as a diverse social structure.  I will need the discipline of food and exercise for a number of reasons.  I need the energy to do the work, and the fitness to broaden my appeal.

I love my wife and I want her to be proud of me.  June 9th will be 32 years.  It’s my heart’s desire to be in a place of wellness so that I can care for us as we age.

let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  
Hebrews 12:1-3 NIV

The joy set before Him was His why.  I have mine.  What’s yours.

Where there is no why there is no endurance




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