Read Psalm 8 and take a walk.
One of the areas that Jamie and I think and talk about increasingly is the stewardship of our health. Jamie is doing better than I am – – but, I am making some progress. It was good for me to listen to Ed Stetzer talk about how he dropped 1/3 of his body weight.
Getting in better shape physically is one of my sabbatical goals. I may adopt this little boy’s exercise routine.
I lost 7-8 pounds (depending on which way I lean on the scales). More important, I was more disciplined in my eating; I didn’t allow food to run my life and I was a better steward of my physical health.
Proverbs 25:28 – Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.
Earlier this week, I made myself accountable for sticking to a meal plan with a goal of being more disciplined in how I eat. The program was recommended by a friend of mine who is a doctor (read more here).
It was a challenge, but I followed the letter of the law which meant that I subsisted on special shakes, provided snack bars, and one serving of fruit or vegetables per day. Literally, the only exception I made to the program was communion on Thursday night.
Of course, 5 days is easy. The goal is to be disciplined over a significant period of time.