I’ll confess that working from home for more than two months now is starting to hit my change curve right near the middle of the frustration phase.
For a while I was thinking it would last maybe a month, then maybe two. Now it seems maybe we’ll be working from home until at least August.
It’s actually not too bad, except that my gym is at least 25 minutes from my house. So, going to the gym at lunch is not possible like it used to be. In the past, I could get to the gym from work in 5 minutes.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got long lists of body weight exercises, a usable set of weights with dumbbell and barbells, straps and bands. I can keep in shape, no doubt. But, there is something I really miss about a rack and some focused machines. Also, being at the gym opens up ministry opportunities.
It looks like I’m going to have to become a morning person to get to the gym!
Starting next week, my gym is re-opening and having us pre-register to set up time to come in, out of an abundance of caution.
So, I am going to change my personal program some. I’ll utilize the gym twice a week to use the equipment I want to use for strengthening targeted muscle groups and keep myself familiar with the equipment.
On the other days, I’ll continue with the body weight, bands and straps. This is called Undulating Periodization. I’ll work in hypertrophy, stabilization/endurance and power throughout the week, and switch up muscle groups as needed after each 4 week period.
What are your thoughts on this? Comment below and let me know what you are doing.
We may be wanting to slack off, we may be tired or wanting to fall back into comfort mode. Yet, we are persevering, building character, and building hope in our future and in God’s plan.
Keep striving for the goals you set when you started this 6 week journey. Add a little extra weight to your workout, run a little faster pace, keep good form and add an extra squat in that 30 seconds, but don’t give up even if you can’t.
We must press on, build a habit and make this a lifestyle change. Once we finish this 6 week program we’ll add some extra daily routine options and start working on progressing into some tougher exercises. But we have to build up our core stability and endurance first.
We are taming the flesh and extending the mission!
“1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.”
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Is it a lack of self-control that has hindered your progress and chipped away at your confidence?
You know what you need to do. You know what you want to do. But you keep giving into the flesh.
It’s the little foxes that kill the vineyard. The hidden destroyer.
You know it’s there. The one thing that keeps destroying your confidence each time you give in to it. As small as it is.
You need an accountability partner.
Men, next two weeks I’m opening up five more spots in my Flesh Tamers Fitness program and I want to help you with a lifestyle change to help you achieve your fitness and spiritual growth goals.
Contact me via email at email@example.com to find out more. Or fill out a contact request on the website.
We are in this together. We all have a purpose in the kingdom. And we don’t have to do it alone.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. Galatians 5:16-17 NASB
Do you, as a Christian brother or sister, lack energy?
Do you feel out of shape?
Do you lack time or motivation for the gym?
Do you need step-by-step guidance to help you progress your fitness with a safe and effective program?
Can you have impact in your life, and have energy and confidence in the body that the Lord has given you to do His work if you have very little time for a trip to the gym or you don’t have a good workout plan, and food is a comfort and/or idol to you? 😱
Is it actually possible to be healthy and exercise to lose weight and feel better about yourself without neglecting your Family, work and Ministry obligations?! 🤯
I bet you’ve tried to go to the gym a few times and lift weights but never was held accountable and lacked knowledge of how to set up a real plan to follow…And nothing has quite worked for you, right?
I can help you! (even virtually anywhere you are)
Have you been looking for a step-by-step fitness program to help guide you with a daily exercise plan and nutrition guide?
A program that is App based or mobile friendly that shows you pictures/videos of how to do an exercise?
Would you also want it to include short Biblical devotions to help build you spiritually at the same time and remind you why keeping the body healthy is part of achieving the purpose God has for you?
Do you want someone who actually cares about you to hold you accountable and help you achieve your God given purpose and your fitness goals which empowers your mission?
Our Flesh Tamers Fitness training options include two valuable options:
FLESH TAMERS FITNESS APP IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE APPLE AND GOOGLE APP STORE!
Download the App, sign up and then you can use it via your mobile device or iPad. And if you email me, I will give you a better one time deal for lifetime access to the app and one-on-one training calls with me.
The Web based mobile friendly App is also available at https://fleshtamersfitness.passion.io/ If you want access to the mobile friendly web version of the App, please email me at OneChristianMan@OneChristianMan.com and I will set you up with access.
Here’s a review of everything you’re going to get with the basic App Access plan:
✅ The 6 week “Taming the Flesh” Call to Action so that I can personally work with you to tame your fleshly desires of laziness and poor eating habits, lose weight, feel strong and healthy withOUT feeling guilty about taking the time.
👉 The Challenge follows the FleshTamer Method, which is a unique system to achieve being confident, healthier and energized to fulfill your God given mission. I will personally build a plan for you!
This Flesh Tamer Method consists of:
Each week starts with a challenging Biblical devotion that I have personally created for this program. And on Abs day we dig into the Core of our Faith with a story to remind us who our rock is (Jesus).
You’ll find a daily step-by-step 30 to 40 Mins Exercise menu each week with the App prompting you with pictures/videos and a timer
Body weight exercises with the man in mind, free weights or heavy random objects and plenty of gains
10 to 20 minutes Stability/Core neuromuscular control, 20 minutes Strength building and Muscle Building, 20 mins Fat burning.
We’ll lose weight, get toned and start feeling more confident.
✅ Nutrition and Meal Plan To Maximize Results
✅ Private Accountability Facebook or Slack Group So You Don’t Quit Until You See Results
✅ Flesh Tamer Fitness App To Workout Anywhere, Any Time.
✅ The Next Level Fitness Program for targeted daily routines aimed at each of the main muscle groups (Split-Routine style)
✅ For advanced training: 5K to Half-Marathon Training Program