I’m using the LoseIt application. I’ve downloaded it on my iPhone, iPad and laptop. It keeps up with my calorie intake and my exercise each day. Some of those closest to me have picked on me for how intense I’ve been. Someone saw me recently looking to put a few M & M’s in the app. I didn’t eat a whole package.
I’m not tremendously overweight, but over the last year or so I’ve picked up an extra 8 to 10 pounds and I can feel it. It’s impacted my running, which is my way to relax. It’s made my clothes tighter. It’s made me more conscious about what I wear. More than that, I just haven’t felt as good as I did before I gained the few extra pounds. It’s really affected the quality of my life. I’m determined to get back to my ideal weight. As busy as I am, I can’t afford anything that slows me down that I can control.
I know health is a touchy subject. Some people have medical issues that keep them from exercise. Others have dietary concerns. I don’t mean to offend anyone who may be overweight. For me, however, this is an important issue. My physical health seems to impact every other part of my life, so if I can do something about it, I feel almost an obligation to be healthy. I realize I may be in a minority among some pastors, so I am curious enough to make it a Friday discussion topic.
Consider these questions:
- Is it important that we monitor our health?
- Is it important for a leader to be physically healthy?
- Does a leader’s health determine how well you listen to them or take his or her advice?
- Do you want your doctor to be in shape when he or she tells you that you should be in shape?
- Let me take it a step further. Would it be a sin to not take care of your body?
- Are there any special requirements as believers to be healthy?
What do you think? Share your thoughts on the importance of being healthy. Dialogue. Discuss. Debate if you will…
Let me hear from you.
Bonus points: Tell me how you maintain your health. What’s your plan?