For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:6-8 NASB
Taming the Flesh and extending the mission God has for you. #fleshtamers
I’ve made a few updates to the motivational and exercise videos for the Flesh Tamers Fitness App. The 6-week Taming the Flesh challenge is ready for everyone to use and start losing weight and building lean muscle mass while building our Spiritual gift of Self-Control.
And if you have set a goal to conquer your fear of running, the new 5K to Half-Marathon training program is being built and the first 9 weeks are ready for you to begin preparing for those fall runs you are singing up for.
Commit to try the app for 1 month and I guarantee you will see results that will convince you to finish out the final 2 weeks of the Challenge and beyond. I’ll be adding new programs regularly to help you achieve your next level goals beyond the base program.
Did you know that your body is a resource God gave you. Just like anything else you have, you need to use that resource wisely for the purpose it was created for and return it with interest.
You have to maintain it the right way, you have to strengthen it and you have to use it for the intended purpose so you don’t break it. Even though we may not all have the same physical abilities, we all have a responsibility to be good stewards of what we were given.
Even as we get older, we can still be healthy and fit with energy and wisdom to advance the Gospel. But, we can’t do that if we don’t put in some effort to maintain this resource.
What are you doing today to be a good steward of the physical body God has given you?
One of the biggest myths is that you can lose fat in an area of the body by strength training or exercising that specific body part.
The truth is that you can’t lose fat from a specific area like that.
The best way to get rid of excess fat is to combine a healthy nutrition plan and exercise regularly. Resistance training will increase muscle mass, and it forces fat to divide into the broader surface area. That makes you look more fit.
We cannot dictate where our bodies will decide to oxidize fat, nor can we change fat into muscle.
Doing tricep focused exercise will not decrease the number of fat cells you have on the back of your arms any more than doing crunches will reduce the number of fat cells you have on your stomach.
But, the increase in muscle size will help the overall look as fat does decrease due to regular exercise. And that bigger muscle will fill in the skin and reduce the “flap factor”. This is not a technical term, I made that one up myself. So, tone it up as part of a regular weekly exercise routine.