Walk The Walk – Firm Walk

 

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Tried something new tonight. Leslie Sansone’s “Firm Walk” from the “Walk The Walk” series. This is a 35 minute firm and tone session for the entire body. Hand weights, a mat, and ankle weights or resistance bands are all you need. It’s set to Christian music and is a very uplifting but moderate workout.

Eat Your Veggies

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     Genesis 9:3 “Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.” Interesting to note that apparently mankind was vegetarian until after the flood. It appears that God’s original plan and design was for a plant based diet. Makes me feel more certain I should be getting more raw nutritious veggies in my diet for optimal health.

New Favorite Snack

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My FAVORITE snack is the delicious and low calorie crispy seaweed snack Tao Kae Noi. It crunches like a potato chip, comes in an assortment of yummy flavors and is just  70 calories a serving. They are pretty addictive. I sometime snack on them two or three times a day. It can be purchased at Asian food markets, local health food stores and online in the Slim Down With Sandee Store.

From The Beginning

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As I begin day one of 2013 in both the “Slim Down Together” and “Through the Bible In A Year” groups, I can’t help but be fascinated that food and eating is mentioned before we finish the first chapter of the first book of the Bible. How different would our lives and our bodies be if we had remained in the pure garden, had eaten a vegetarian diet as was God’s original design (Genesis 1:29)? How energetic and healthy would we be?

In Genesis Chapter 3 we see that man’s problem with food temptation is as old as time itself . The first sin involved food, the first thing that drew mankind’s devotion way from God was misusing food. We see the pattern for the same kind of temptations that we struggle with even daily as Eve allows herself to look deeply at the tempting yet forbidden. Her eyes linger, her mind contemplates, then she partakes, and shares what she knows should be left alone. How often do we still look for food when we should be looking to God? We eat for comfort, buy products that promise to help us have strength or energy or focus. We eat to entertain ourselves, to widen our experience, to celebrate and to mourn.

2013 is a good time to evaluate whether or not food (or anything else) is being used to meet needs and desires that God himself is meant to fill!

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