You probably knew this one was coming, didn’t you? With getting our relationships in shape and our spiritual walk with God, have you given any thought to remodeling the “temple?” Your body is the temple of God. We have to take care of it!
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
When you asked your spouse out on your very first date, how did you look? Did you labor over your appearance before picking her up? I bet you did! I can imagine you showering, shaving, and possibly getting your hair cut, or at the very least brushing it so that not a single hair was out of place. I imagine that you picked out your finest attire, polished your shoes, and sprayed your best smelling cologne on. You wanted to do everything within your power so that she would notice you. The same goes for your mate. I know that I made sure I looked irresistible prior to him arriving at my door.
As time goes by in relationships and marriages, we don’t take as good of care of ourselves as we once did. As we age, we find unwanted pounds gather around our waistlines. We have to work harder at resisting the temptation of sweets. We have to discipline ourselves in what we eat and drink. A basket of fries is not our friend, ladies. Can I get an Amen on that one? We have to lay off of the fast food and eat healthier foods. Likewise, men can’t guzzle the beer either or else they’ll have a nice beer gut!
We truly do have to take care of ourselves.
My husband and I have exercised together in the past. My children like to get in on this as well, especially when I throw in a Gilad workout video. Gilad will kick your butt with his moves! He used to be on Fit TV on satellite, and I recorded so many of his shows to have to work out to later. Then we went to working out with Leslie Sansone doing Walk Away The Pounds in our living room. This is something low impact that we can do together as a family. My husband and children join in, and we laugh and do the moves together. Now, though, we get exercise by walking our horses around the yard. That sounds odd, I know, but now that we are losing daylight as the days are shorter here in the mist of Fall, my daughters will still want to ride their horses. If they aren’t comfortable riding alone, we will put a lead rope on them and walk in front of the horses while our daughters are on the horse. They get to enjoy the ride and feel of the horse while we enjoy getting a little bit of exercise as we walk together around our property leading the horses. It makes a difference just doing this little bit of exercise together in the evening.
What are ways that you can incorporate exercise or eating better into your lives? Ask your spouse to join you on this part of the journey, whether you’re trying to eat healthier or if you’re looking to begin an exercise routine, why not do it together? It will make a difference, and you’re more likely to stick with it if you do it together! You have an accountability partner right their in your spouse! It can work. Give it some thought and then put it into action!
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