5 Reasons I’ve added High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to my routine

I'm into week 5 of my quest for fitness. I've been faithfully using the treadmill six days a week with a couple exceptions. When I started the iFit walking program, I was able to alternate between increasing the incline (on iFit days) and increasing the speed/length of the workout. Now that I've … [Read more...]

Delighting in Obedience: Redefining Success

How do you define success? This is a question we need to answer for ourselves and revisit on a regular basis. Our definition of success will affect how we act and react to life and what it brings. Let's see what the Bible has to say about "success": Psalm 62:7 (Living Bible) "My protection and … [Read more...]

Pushing through the Breakpoint

My journey to fitness hit a wall this week. It happened on Wednesday, January 29th. In the morning, while I was on the treadmill, it seemed like thirty minutes lasted for hours. Often I feel tired around the fifteen minute mark. On Wednesday it hit me seven minutes into the routine. I had to push … [Read more...]

3 Things I’m #Determined to Do

This week in our Proverbs 31 study of Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food, by Lysa Terkeurst, our key word was "Determined". Our key verse was: 1 Peter 5:7-8a, "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert."   NIV1984 There are … [Read more...]

Ups and Downs on the Road to Fitness

It has been 3 weeks since I started down the road of healthier choices with a view to becoming more fit. I've had some encouraging victories: Cutting out snacks  - I no longer crave food in the evening. During the day I have felt hungry a few times between meals, but I've been able to satisfy that … [Read more...]

Week 2: Exercise progress report

It's Friday. Time to check in and let you know how the exercise adventure is going. I've managed to walk on the treadmill every day since I started, except for Sundays. I use the i-fit walking program 3 days a week and design my own the other three days. The i-fit program focuses more on strength … [Read more...]

Day 2 on the Treadmill

I have a confession to make. I don't like exercise. No, let me be totally honest - I hate exercise! It's something I've always had to work on and often I make excuses NOT to do it. If I can do something fun (like play volleyball or curling) and get exercise at the same time, great. However, with my … [Read more...]

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