Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul
and with all your strength and with all your mind.
Athletic is not a word ever used to describe me. In fact from time to time my family will toss me something for the sure pleasure of watching me struggle to catch said item. I was never picked first for teams in PE. The way I recall it they even selected the kids in casts before making their way to my name. Not that I blame them, mind you . Sports was just not my thing. If you have any doubt about my lack of athletic prowess, can I tell you my first B in college was in...Badminton?
So how will a girl that uncoordinated, that lacking in natural ability run a marathon in a little over a month?
I'll take the first step.
We're continuing our series on emotional well-being today with the 4th component - getting moving. Have you ever wondered why God instructed us to love Him with all our strength along with our heart, soul and mind? I think it's because our Creator understands better than we do, the inherent connection between our hearts, souls, minds and bodies.
When we get moving, a noticeable improvement in our moods, our ability to cope and stress management follows.
That first run was far from a victory. I was a sweaty mess and out of breath about step 3 but I kept moving. I tried again in a few days. As I continued to workout, I worked out my emotions.
Ready to take your next step toward emotional well-being? Get moving.
Do you workout? How does it impact your mood and emotions?