Friday, July 22, 2011

4 His Temple 30 Day Challenge

Are you in diet and exercise rut? Have you failed to get off the couch and get started although you have a desire to do so? Is your regular routine failing to give you the results you once realized? Can We Talk?!  

On this journey our bodies will reach plateaus. During this time the body is saying "you are going to the gym three days a week, you are eating 1800 calories a day, OK, I can adjust to that". Ever heard your body say that? Ha..probably not. But trust me your body has figured out and adjusted to your current strategy and no longer responds to that regime. 

Often times we need to change up our regular routine because our bodies have gotten accustomed to the demands of that routine. We also may not be as diligent as we were when we first started losing weight and see results. We need to kick start our new routine by increasing intensity and refocusing our diet.

I have been at the same weight for more than six months, in fact I gained eight pounds. I know what you are thinking eight pounds that is no big deal. But if you are trying lose weight or maintain what you have already accomplished AND you are putting in the work, it is something that you should keep an eye on. Eight pounds can quickly lead to 10 to 15 to 20. You see where I am going here.

So why am I telling you all this? Ha, I'm glad you asked. On August 1 we will start our first 4 His Temple 30 Day Challenge. For this 30 days we are asking you to recommit yourself (or commit yourself) to spicing up your workout and diet to get the results you desire. In some cases, get the results the doctor ordered. I've heard some of you say "my doctor told me to lose 10 to 50 pounds". You won't lose 50 pounds in 30 days, but what you will do is refocus yourself and make your choices (food and exercise) work for you. This 30 days can help you establish or reestablish a lifestyle of healthy living. Are you in?

So here is the plan for 30 days. Add some exercise to your current level of activity. I heard the other day that working out twice a day turns your body into a fat burning machine. You like that! Boosts your metabolism. Just 20 minutes twice daily for 30 days. You can do that. Yes, you can. Stop thinking of excuses and obstacles. You won't be doing this alone.

Depending on your current fitness level, one good program is Jill Micheal's 30 Day Shred. I am going to try Jill Micheal's Ripped in 30. Taking off Sunday each week. One person in our community and her husband are going to start P90X. What are you going to do? Let us know so that we can share.

OK, you can't leave out your diet in this plan. Really commit to eating the amount of calories and portions that are right for you. Also for your diet...NO SMOKING, NO ALCOHOL, NO FAST FOOD, NO SWEETS, NO SODA and increase your H2O intake. C'mon it's just 30 days! You mean you can't bring your flesh under submission for 30 days? Seriously?! You won't be alone. We will be there and God is our present help.

If you are joining the challenge, please send me your name and prayer requests. If you need help deciding what to do for 30 days I will be more than happy to chat with you one on one. Just email me at

So join the challenge, dare I ask the question? What have you got to lose? Think about it!

Your body is the temple of the Living God! Live Well in His Name!
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Lady AL said...

Thank you so much Queen Aqua...I'm there with you. Swam yesterday for 20 min.; Accents of Praise stretch/ rehearsal last night; streches/yoga this morning; and elliptical this afternoon. Drink 1/2 my weight in water,per Dr. Oz :)! and more because of workouts. I need prayer for the sweets!

So by the first Sunday in September we'll be on our continued road of Santification and about 14 weeks from our fasting for break throughs!

WOW so blessed to wake up and have the ability to see, hear, talk, walk, feel, and meditate on what the Father has for me; being His vine and pruning my branches.....don't you just love the Iamness of life! Yes, I've joined the challenge!

Anonymous said...

Hey Al, Welcome to the challenge! We have about seven people who responded "Yes" so far. Saying yes to their health, yes to living longer, yes to feeling better and Yes to the Lord!

I will be praying for everyone who joins the challenge each day. I will cover you for letting the sweets go! Make a 30 day commitment. The outcome will surprise you.

Chat soon!

Anonymous said...

I'm in as well... I have issue though I will need heavy prayer from you guys because i will be on a 5day cruise Aug. 15th- Aug. 20th
Aqua can you please get with me on a eating plan!!!!

Shawn Givens

Aqua said...

Yes Shawn! Let me know when you are ready to sit down. We have 13 people now. We will cover you with prayer and I will also teach you how to eat on the cruise without losing your mind.