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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
How are you supposed to lose belly fat and see your muscles again if you don’t know how to track calories (without starving and giving up) and do not have time for long gym workouts? 😱
Is it actually possible to lose your belly fat and get your confidence back without totally giving up your favorite foods and family time?! 🤯
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?
How do you find the ⏰ TIME ⏰ to eat healthy and research workout routines and train for over an hour at a gym before/after work each day if you’re a father and have a full time job?
How do you justify spending money on an expensive gym membership if you barely go?
😨 Why’s it so nerve-racking to work out and start being nutrition conscience?
Is the constant battle to lose weight and gain your confidence back really worth it?
Can you really lose your belly fat and gain lean musclewithout giving up all your favorite foods?
🤔 And when should you have a cheat day? (And how the heck do you even do it?)
🤔 Do you even have the willpower to keep going?
🤔 Are you doing cardio or weights? How often?
🤔 What about HIIT training?
STOP. JUST STOP. 🤯
If any (or all) of the above questions run through your head… day after day… I might be able to help.
Hey, it’s Johnathan here… 👋
And, while I don’t claim to know it all, I HAVE helped men transform their body & life and now I’m creating a sustainable step by step action plan for men.
They call themselves #FleshTamers 💪
Not that long ago, I was in your shoes.
Those early days were rough. 🙁
I’d take a step forward only to take three more back. I was drowning in perceived time constraints and lack of knowledge on how, and encouragement/accountability, to get in shape. Until I had a co-worker come alongside me and show me how.
Anyways, if that’s kind of how you feel right now…
Let me give you a road map, so that you stop hitting dead ends or getting lost on back roads, and instead take the fast lane to feel more healthy and confident with the body that God has given you to do His work of love in the world and in a way that you can be proud of.
Let me show you that you can gain confidence, self-esteem and better health while losing weight and building lean muscle mass Without totally giving up your favorite foods and family time 💪
👇 Here is what I’m proposing. 👇
I personally work with a small number of 35 to 50-year-old men at any one time.
I only work with a new client if I truly believe I can unlock them from their current unhealthy situation to achieve maximum weight loss and lean muscle mass gains.
If you’re committed… it still won’t be ‘easy’, but it can be simple.
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?
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!
Sign up with the link above for App Access then download the app and sign in with the account you created.
Download the App 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 Flesh Tamer 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
When you first start running there are a few things that you will learn fairly quickly. Like, if your hamstring and calf muscles hurt after only a short distance you probably need to actually warm up and do a stretch before you start.
But there are some things that only experience can teach you. I hope this list will help each of you as you start running. Learn from my experience so you don’t have to learn the hard way.
One of the biggest issues I had when I first started running was that I would start out too fast and tired myself out. My muscles and my lungs were not prepared for the fast pace. After I purchased a smart watch that allowed me to track my pace I was able to focus on running a longer duration.
The key starting out is to set a slow pace and just focus on how long you can run. Then build on that over a few weeks.
Once you start hitting a mile without walking, start adding about 10% distance per week. Focus on duration over distance and speed when starting out. A good couch to 5k plan will help.
Then after you reach the ability to Run 3 miles at a slow pace, then start running a little faster pace. If you were running a 12 minute mile speed to Pace up to about an 11.5 minute mile.
Once you can run a 5k at an average pace of under 10 minutes per mile. Then you can start thinking about your goals of increasing your distance or your speed. You will train differently based on your goal.
Pick certain days of the week when you’re going to do your runs then plan your diet based on the days you’re going to run.
Your body will get into a routine of replenishing and rebuilding your muscles if you stay consistent.
I try to run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Tuesday and Thursday are for my short runs where I work on speed. And then Sunday is my long run. I eat my big carb meal on Friday night (which is also date night).
A headband is required if you are running over 2 miles and in temperatures over 60 degrees. Sweat will burn your eyes if you don’t.
Make sure you are wearing athletic socks, otherwise you will get blisters. I still get them occasionally. Don’t be cheap on the socks. Seriously.
Never wear long pants when the temperature is over 50 degrees fahrenheit if you plan to run more than 2 miles.
Never wear long sleeves over 60 degrees.
If you are running in temperatures under 50, wear long pants but thin. And wear two thin layers on top, not one thick layer. One layer should have long sleeves.
If you are running in temperatures under 45 degrees wear gloves and a heatgear type pants. And wear a head band and something around your neck for warmth and to protect your skin.
If you are running in temperatures under 40 degrees, you’ll want to add a third thin layer long sleeve shirt. And add some shorts or leggings to your pants. Put on chap stick and rub Aquaphor or similar product on your cheeks.
I ran my first half-marathon at 27 degrees fahrenheit and I dressed appropriately. But I saw others stripping off heavy sweatshirts. And some holding their non-gloved hands under their arms. At this temperature, wear a second headband over your nose and ears.
Get the Proper Footwear
Running is not the same as walking around the office. Once you start running, you are putting considerably more weight on your feet because of your momentum on foot plant and probably more steps than you usually walk in a day.
If you are going to be serious about running, go to a shoes store that can check your gate and arch for the proper supporting footwear. Preferably a shoe store that has a treadmill and camera set up to do slow motion analysis on your feet as you run. This is usually a free service at top notch running stores.
If you get the correct shoe it can eliminate the foot and shin pain that some people mistake as shin-splints. I can attest to this as can my wife. Don’t be cheap on shoes.
Being hydrated does not happen only on run day. Proper hydration is an every day focus. However hydration for your long run should start two days prior with electrolytes and up to about two hours before your run.
Don’t drink large amounts of liquid within a couple hours before your long runs. If you do, you will have to urinate and that will break your pace and possibly destroy your chance at a Personal Record (PR) time. Believe me. Sips of water are fine, but no gulps.