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More Than Just Me
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 12:1-2 NLT
We’ve been trying something a little different with our kids lately. They spent most of the summer swimming, but now that we’re getting back into the routine of homeschool and tighter schedules, we wanted to make sure we kept them exercising. Not to mention the fact that my husband and I both need to get more exercise, and I have my first 5K coming up next month – so we started taking them to our local high school track to run and walk as a family. We discovered something that kind of surprised us: our boys love to run. Although I’ve been training for this upcoming 5K, I got showed up pretty badly…by my 7 year old and my 10 year old.
One night after we came home, I was thinking about how amazing it was that we found this love of exercise in our boys. What really amazed me is was the realization that fitness is about a whole lot more than me. It’s about setting an example for those around me, and especially for my family. My boys both love to read. That’s not too surprising, because I’ve been reading to them since they were babies. Reading is one my favorite hobbies, and they’ve learned to love it because I love it. Our boys also love dogs because we’ve had a dog their entire lives. Some of the things they love are uniquely their own, special, God-given talents and passions. But so much of who they are and what they do is formed from what they see.
Fitness and health are no different. My sons are learning their eating habits from us, their parents. They are learning the importance of exercise from us. They are learning how important caring for our physical body is from us. So what are we teaching them? What kind of example are we setting? Knowing that completely changes the way I look at my fitness routine. My sons are learning and forming habits that will last a lifetime. I want to – I have to – do all I can to empower them to create good habits. It’s not just my health on the line – it’s my family’s health too.
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