Working Out: Physically and Spiritually

Here is my promised update on my new workout routine. See here for my initial review of the 30 Day Shred workout DVD.

Well, I did the level two workout of the 30 Day Shred DVD this morning, and the level one again this afternoon. I can feel my muscles toning as I speak!
The level two workout definitely gave me that "I think I'm going to die" feeling a little bit more than the level one, which is what I'm looking for. In addition to the jelly blob feeling. That's what made me decide to just do one workout this morning - I don't think it would be very good for my body to do two of those workouts back to back.

After meeting my friend Ashley for lunch and eating a rather large chicken parmesan sandwhich, I decided it wouldn't be a bad thing to do the second workout this afternoon. I'm feeling really good about myself right now. The endorphins are flowing.

As important as I think it is to keep my body in good shape, I think it's even more important to keep in good shape spiritually. It's a little harder to know if I'm doing a good job growing my spiritual muscles though. Physically we have soreness and visible results to let us know if we're doing a good job. But there is no spiritual soreness - and while looking back we may see that we've grown, when we're in the process of growing it's hard to tell if we are in fact moving forward or just standing still.

My blogging friend Brittany recently brought to my attention an online summer Bible study that looks fun. The book they are going through is called "Me, Myself, and Lies" by Jennifer Rothschild. I was thinking I might do the study too, but I'm not sure yet: but I thought I'd direct you all over to her blog, just in case you're interested.

Even if I don't do that Bible Study, I think I'm going to try to get more involved with some sort of Bible study this summer. It's important to keep spiritually fit.
No matter how much I work out and keep my body fit, someday I'm just not ging to look like I'm twenty anymore. It's inevitable that our bodies will age and our outward beauty will gradually fade. But inner beauty and spiritual strength is what counts and it lasts forever. I just want to encourage all of you ladies to consider joining me intrying to get more spiritually fit this summer as well! Let me know how you plan to grow in the Lord this summer - maybe we can all keep each other accountable!

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Brittney Galloway said...

YAY! I am so excited you are going to do it! You did a great job explaining it and have motivated me to make it my mission to hunt down a book tomorrow!

Callie said...

Hey Brittany, I had to edit this blog post, because I'm not sure if it's going to work for me to do the study after all - I'm kind of disappointed, but maybe I still can - I will let you know! Anyway, I'm still directing people to your blog in case they are interested, and I'll join you if I can!

Anonymous said...

Good for you!! Both are things I need to work on more.

Hannah said...

Oh this sounds like fun. I feel motivated today to work out and I think I might just have to go running every day for the rest of the week. I'm also joining a bible study (though my church). We are going through Tim Kellers, "Ministries of Mercy" I'm really excited about it. Hope you find something to exercise spiritually

Kara @ Just1Step said...

That Bible study sounds fun!! Too bad I'm already doing one on Tuesday nights and Wednesday mornings...I don't think I could handle another Tuesday study thrown in there. :(

HOWEVER...if you decide to do something else, let me know...I'd love to have an accountability partner. :) (I'm doing a study on my own on prayer, if you need a suggestion.)

Unknown said...

I have heard loads of people doing this. I am tempted! x

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