Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; for you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. NIV*
Or in another translation:
Don't you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body. HSCB#
So, I know this refers more to the spiritual, but it is also our obligation to take care of our bodies physically too, "for you[we] were bought at a price". So how am I going to do it? Well, I do love to dance...
Every Tuesday I have 45 mins of Hip Hop, followed by 45 mins of Senior Ballet. Thursdays I have an hour of pointe, followed by an hour of Adult Ballet/Contemporary, followed by 30mins of a private ballet lesson. What can I say - I love to dance! Ballet is my passion (if you haven't realized that already...). But I just don't get enough of it! So... GUESS WHAT!
This is the mission: to go from toxic and unhealthy to GLORIFYING GOD as I dance away my days. So here's my basic plan (however incomplete):
1. Dance everyday (whether freestyle or technique based)
2. Go for a bike ride once a week
3. Always choose the healthier alternative (but allow a small treat a day)
4. Use the Orbi-treck 3 times a week (10 min quick workout)
5. Do my quick ab, arm, thigh, and butt workout EVERYDAY (will post my workout up soon)
I'm not trying to be healthy for myself - that's what the world wants me to do - but because I am Christian, I live for Christ, not the world. So, who am I trying to be healthy for? Well that's easy, God.
I personally believe that as a Christian, everything we do should be for God (well, the good things) and to glorify Him. But, yes, I know, we are all far from perfect so we're not always going to please Him; we are going to fail sometimes. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. We can please God by taking care of the body He gave us. As my friends pointed out to me, by taking care of our bodies we will (hopefully) live longer, which means more time to spread the gospel. By taking care of our bodies we will be more energetic and in a better mood to spread the gospel, which means more listeners and more connection between people.
So this blog is for anyone who's like me - wants to look like those women (or men) as I posted above but knows that we'll just never look like them, but still wants to be fit and healthy, LOVES to dance, and who want to show the world GOD'S GLORY merely through the creation of us! Join me on this journey. You can even help me out! Post links, advice, whatever! and I will share with you my workouts, health tips, and meal ideas.
*New International Version
# Holman Christian Standard Bible