Wednesday, April 10, 2013

{Faith and Fitness}: A Few Things I Have Learned About Healthy Eating

Do you ever feel like you are caught in a battle between food and fitness? I fight that battle every day! I love food, but I also love the feeling of being healthy and in shape. I have learned a few good lessons this year about healthy eating…

1. You can eat what you want, just not as much as you want! My biggest problem has always been portion control. I think the hardest part about what I eat, is that I am getting older. Not being a collegiate athlete that can eat whatever they want, has taken its toll on my body! So, this year when I don’t have the options of eating healthy, I need to practice portion control.

2.  Exercise is good in overall health, but it’s more about how you eat! I love to exercise, and I love the feeling I have after, but that’s not the biggest piece of overall health. Keep in mind that your body can only handle what it is trained to, you have to build your workouts up to a high level; you can’t start there.

3. My body is a temple! God loves us exactly the way we are. He is not concerned with our weight or clothes size; He is concerned about our heart. Health and fitness are good, but not to the point of it becoming an idol that is affecting our relationship with the Lord. We should be more concerned about feeding our spirit hunger…

“He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.” Deuteronomy 8:3


I’m sure you already know most of these things to be true, but this is what has been on my mind this week. I have been doing an HerbalCleanse through AdvoCare and have seen great results. This is just a reminder that I give myself to stay on track with what really matters!

Go here to see the previous posts in the {Faith and Fitness} series.





About the Author: Sarah Vick is the director of Worthy of the Prize Volleyball. She is the assistant volleyball coach at Birdville High Shool, where she also coaches track and teaches special education, life skills. Check out her Advocare site for all of your health and wellness needs and be sure to follow her Fit 4 Life Facebook page for healthy recipes, fitness tips and encouragement as you journey to a healthier lifestyle. Sarah is engaged to B, a Youth Pastor.


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4 comments:

CAMERON SMITH said...

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Sarah Evans said...

Good health should always be the goal I think - not just losing weight or trying to fit a certain mold. We have to love ourselves as we are really.

And be the best version of ourselves we can be.

Sarah
http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/

Worthy of the Prize said...

Thanks!! Yes, we share about faith and fitness every Wednesday here on the blog! Glad to have you!! :)

Worthy of the Prize said...

Great point, Sarah! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

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