Weekly Wrap-Up

I thought about my dinner last night.  In fact, I kept thinking about it.  About how it wasn’t sitting well with me.  I was troubled about the whole day.  I had thought about fasting today since I couldn’t make it into the gym–you know can’t burn the Calories, so might as well not eat them.  But Anna reminded me that my goal is to fast for spiritual reasons.  Not that there’s anything wrong with fasting for your diet, right, Steve?  But I’m trying to focus my fasting on my spiritual life.  And then it hit me.  The reason for my fasting wasn’t the fact that I missed a workout.  It wasn’t the fact that I ate that fried, fatty sandwich last night.  It was because I needed to place God first.  Allow me to explain: I love food.  Like, really love food.  And last night, I put food first.  It seems hard for me to explain, but I believe that the primary role of food is to nourish; the secondary role is to satisfy; and the tertiary role of food is to allow me to use the word tertiary.  🙂  Last night, I tried to make food satisfy me.  But that’s not its primary role.  And I got into this whole problem (my obese life) by trying to get food to satisfy me.  It can’t.  Anna can’t.  Fame and fortune can’t.  Only God can.  And I needed to remember that.  And I needed to live that.  And that’s why I fasted.  I’m glad I could place God back in the proper position in my life–the top!  And I feel much better tonight.

Friday:
1- 15 minute session on the Elliptical
1- 20 minute session on the Treadmill (2.01 miles) 
1- 10 minute session on the Stairmaster (304 Calories)
1 set of 2- 60 second planks
45 sit ups
Walk 3 miles
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Fast

Total:
4- 15 minute sessions on the Elliptical
4- 20 minute sessions on the Treadmill
4- 10 minute sessions on the Stairmaster
1 set of 2- 60 second planks
210 sit ups
Walk 15 miles
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Fast (2 days!)
Date with Anna

Remaining:
1- 15 minute session on the Elliptical
1- 20 minute session on the Treadmill
1- 10 minute session on the Stairmaster
3 sets of 2- 60 second planks

Goals for Next Week:
5- 15 minute sessions on the Elliptical
5- 20 minute sessions on the Treadmill
5- 10 minute sessions on the Stairmaster
4 sets of 2- 60 second planks

210 sit ups
Walk 15 miles
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Fast
Date with Anna

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One Response to Weekly Wrap-Up

  1. Beej, this was a great teaching moment. I have never thought of food this way. To answer your question, I don't think there is anything wrong with fasting for dietary reasons, but it certainly pales in comparison to the spiritual reasons.

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