TESTIMONIAL: RONNIE WILLIAMS
Ronnie Williams, 70 years young, has lost 143 pounds of fat and 47 inches in just 18 months on the LT360 program. He's seen his body fat drop 25%, his muscle mass increase 11% and his hydration increase 10% in that same time frame. Ronnie is an elder at his church. He has inspired 15 members at his congregation to lose more than 360 pounds of fat.
I dedicate my LT360 journey today to __________________________. I will honor him/her by staying program compliant with my exercise and meals.
Call, email or text the person you listed above. Tell them why you dedicated today to them. Ask them to call, email or text you at the end of the day to specifically ask how you did with your meals and exercise today.
VIDEO: How do I get started?
“And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.'”
—Revelation 21:5 (ESV)
“No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.”
—Luke 5:36-38 (NASB)
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
—Isaiah 43:19 (ESV)
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
—2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
“Though your beginning was insignificant, yet your end will increase greatly.”
—Job 8:7 (NASB)
“For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.”
—Hebrews 3:4 (NASB)
“I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you.”
—Joel 2:25 (ESV)
What has made it difficult for you to get started in the past?
Why is it so hard to love yourself first?
What fears are you dealing with as you begin this journey?
How can you prepare yourself mentally to handle the unexpected turns of life (financial, sickness, death, sadness)?
What small, manageable steps can you make this week that will move you forward?
Lord, I know you love me. Help me love myself. I know that I can’t fill anyone else’s cup if my cup is empty. Fill my cup Lord. In Jesus name, amen.
PHYSICAL LESSON: FAT BURNING CARDIO
In many people’s minds, exercise or getting our bodies moving is viewed simply as a way to lose weight. Since right thinking is a critical component to success, it is important to change the way we think. First, a person should not focus on scale weight, but on losing the excess fat on the body since this is what is unhealthy. When this happens, there is a better understanding of weight and why the scale is not a great indicator of health. What is someone suppose to weigh? When a person, based on body type, age and gender gets the ratios of body fat%, hydration% and muscle% lined up in appropriate ranges, that is what a person should weigh and will never have to wonder again. This way the scale does not have to continue to be a person’s slave driver or task master and does not have to create distress every time it fluctuates. Weight fluctuates up during the course of a day for a variety of reasons and has absolutely nothing to do with permanent weight gain.
Second, if I only view exercise as a way to lose weight and I am not motivated to lose weight, then why move? Simple, are you motivated to live and have a quality of life? Our bodies have been designed by God to move and all of us appreciate the fact that we can move. Being still, without the ability to move is not a desire of anyone, is it? Since the body is designed to move, exercise and activity bring healing to the body. Our body’s systems like the immune system and lymphatic system are benefited greatly by consistent, steady movement. Since for decades now our culture pushes us to be more sedentary, scheduling activity time in a way that benefits the body essentially becomes a matter of life or death related to the quality of life.
Review the bullet points for cardio activity from the Five to Thrive training.
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