Fitness for the Mind

On the topic of fitness. Any physical activity is adequate for this plan. Swimming is a great fitness activity since you work out your muscles and breathing and heart at the same time. It will improve thinking and your body as well. A good plan if you don’t know how to swim is to join a swimming lessen for your age group or ability group. If desired, you could get a personal coach, but, a swimming class is a good start. Look on the some websites to find a good workout plan.

Another activity is running and especially marathons. This will take time to work up to miles of long stretches or road but with some planning and consistency, you can start running marathons that will help with physical fitness. Learning how to run is important to keep your feet and legs from getting damaged. Join a running club or run with friends and it will make the time enjoyable for everyone.

There are other options as well. If you played sports, think about joining a team. Soccer, football, and basketball are all great sports. Or try learning a new sport like water polo, la cross, or triathlons. Every sport will teach teamwork and the have fun at the same time.

Now, if you are looking for an adventure and willing to take the time, consider hiking or mountain biking. You could go to Kilimanjaro or Mt. Fuji and take a picture of planting a flag at the top. How about getting a helicopter ride up to the top of a snowy peak and jumping out with a snowboard or rock climbing the side of Yosemite’s El Capitan.

If you have a sport injury or cant play sports anymore, don’t be melancholy, there are still other things that you could do to keep physically fit. Try a day hike at Torrey Pines California State Beach or lean how to ballroom dance and enter a contest.

With all this to say, starting with a simple walk around the neighborhood might be in tall order. Actually using the workout equipment that one had and those videos might also help. Lifting things can also be good too. But if you don’t have any equipment, pushups, and sit-ups are probably the best ways improve your physical fitness. Doing pushups and sit-ups does not require any equipment and can be done almost anywhere like at home, park, or in a parking lot. Both of these, and pull ups, should be part of any workout and can be a start to your fitness program. Next, invest in a jump rope and a journal to keep track of how many push ups you do. check out some websites for a workout plan, you can go to any medical facility or health organization to find a workout plan.

A good diet plan is also important in any fitness. The main part of any diet is the breads and rice. This is basic energy for the body and is vital when working out. Without this basic energy, the body will destroy itself and the workout will be damaging to the body. Other things to eat is lots of meat like beef, chicken or other poultry, and different kinds of fish and eggs. Vegetables and fruits are also vital to this, of course, and will be needed in large quantities. Dairy products like milk and cheese need to be included in this diet too, especially for younger people and older people who need to be concerned with their bones. And all the other stuff too.

To lose some weight, try a liquid diet. Now, wait a minuet, the liquid is not just water, there’s more. Some good liquid’s to drink are juices like tomato juice, apple juice, and vegetable juices. For digestion, prune juice is good too. Milk and soy milk is alway good too, add this to your regular diet.

On cold days, a bowl of warm chicken and beef broth will keep the body warm and taste good too. To continue in this thought, vegetable soup and meat soup may be good when you get a little hungry for lunch. And you can add lots of vegetables for a good meal. But, if you can wait till dinner time, you can eat anything you want. It is suggested that you eat something filling and wholesome since you are working out at the same time. We spoke of these things in the first paragraph. You can even have some wine with your meal or perhaps, just perhaps, one beer. And, why not, how about a small piece of pie or some ice cream. Just remember to eat something that is wholesome so that the body can build and repair itself from your workout.

So, here is basically the plan: drink juices all day and for dinner, have a nice meal with some wine. Now, hold on for a second, this is not a crash diet, far from it. You only lose a couple pounds a month, but when you do this every day for a couple months, you will lose weight slowly and gradually which will be good for fitness. And, with a simple fitness plan, you can get fit and lose weight at the same time. And you get to have some ice cream at the end of the day too.

Finally, getting good rest and sleep is important. That is when your body and mind heals and after working out, the body needs to repair itself. So, have a glass of wine and read a book and get some rest.

A note on dietary supplements. Some experts believe that dietary supplements can help with weightless and fitness. This may be true and should be researched, but it is this authors belief that all the stuff you need can be found in natural foods already. The supplements are chemicals that act as if it is natural, even vitamins are a chemicals and polymers and can break down in strange, odd ways in the body. But, look into it yourself.

Once you are losing weight, its time to start building muscle. These two things may not be mutually exclusive, it can be done at the same time. Muscle adds weight though so be careful. There are a couple different types of muscles and two that will be discussed here is the bulk muscle and the lean muscle. Bulk muscle is good for lifting heavy things and lean muscle is good for quickness. Both will protect your bones and body. Which one to build is up to you.

For building muscle, you need a lot of bread and rice and meat like beef and chicken. So, you got to eat lots of that stuff. Milk is also good as well as nuts and beans. Don’t forget the vegetables and fruits too because there are bad toxins that form in the muscles that need to be cleaned away. So, if you want to build muscle, try this instead of a liquid diet.

There is one component to this fitness plan that is very, very important. It is the people you work out with. Working out should be done in groups and especially, groups of friends. A team of workout friends will be a good for encouragement when motivating yourself to work out is hard and will keep you accountable. They can help you to keep you on track. There are clubs that you can join and it can be great making new friends especially if you have a common purpose, which is to lose weight and to build muscle.

Lets mix it up a bit. Try a mixed group of people like women and men if working out with only men or women doesn’t work. Also, try mixing the workout routine. There are thousands of plans out there that have been tried. Don’t limit oneself to just one workout routine. They it for a month or two and keep track of your progress. If you like it, stick with it, if not, try another plan. Also, how about mixing some sports into the fitness plan, like a once a week football game or a soccer game. For example: Workout with your new friends for the week, then on Saturday, plan a small, friendly basketball game with them. All you need is a basketball and some shoes and pick your team. A one hour 3 on 3 basketball game might just be the thing to benchmark your breathing, heart rate, and physical fitness that you have gained through the week. And afterwards, everyone can go watch a basketball game at the local college.

The final part to this is the spiritual side. Praying with your team before and after working out can be just as vital as the workout itself. Remember to pray before and after your workout, together.

New Tires 3 – The Motorist Makes His Move

Dan was driving down the winding street when and thinking about what in the world he would do. He had all of his car in order because he got it from the dealership fixed and but wanted to make sure it would last for a long time. All of a sudden, he thought of something! He would talk with his dealership and make an wonderful arrangement with them to do something about his car. He wanted them to do a regularly scheduled maintenance and check up. He would be able to keep his car for a long time and it would also run well. He would even get them to wash the car before driving it off the lot. Every month, once a month, he would get an oil change and have them fix anything that needed fixing. He thought, “should it be one lump sum or a monthly thing?” He contemplated this in his mind while driving to the dealership. It would be a glorious and splendid drive each time he wanted to take a nice leisurely motor ride up the coast. He would end up in places where he never thought he would go and perhaps, just perhaps, have a chocolate shake along the way. So, thats what he did. He went and spoke to the manager and made an arrangement for monthly maintenance on his car for the whole year and the man said it was good. The man even asked, if at the end of the year, if he was willing to trade in his car for a brand new one that would be on sale in a couple months. It would be the newest model and that it would come with all the bells and whistles. Dan contemplated this for a moment and went with the man to see what new cars would be available at the end of the year. Dan didn’t want to drive a lemon or a potato. They worked out an arrangement and shook hands. He thanked God and was on his way up the coast. Dan was a happy man again and he even ventured to purchase a big chocolate shake.

New Tires

When buying new tires, Dan was looking at the variety of sizes and prices. He thought for a long time about which one he needed. He could get the groovy tires or the one with lots of traction. He could get the inexpensive one but he would have to buy new ones in a while. He could buy the expensive one, but, what if he got a flat? So he prayed about it and he got four, good tires for a really good price. This would save him lots of time and money in the long run since he didn’t have to worry about the ware. He also got an alignment and an oil change at the same time. The guy told him to check the air in the tires regularly and this should save on gas and other things too. It would save in car maintenance and in case of an emergency, it would still last and be reliable. With this in mind, Dan drove safer and became a good driver. He washed his car every week and had it detailed on a regular basis too. He got new windshield wipers before the rainy season and made sure that all of his fluids were topped off. Driving became a joy since he didn’t have to worry about car problems and fixing or maintaining it. He was able to listen to his music with peace and played his favorite songs when driving to work and back. When driving, he always checked his blind spot, used his turning signals, and thanked people when they let him in. If he could send a thank you card, he would do it. Could he be considered the pastor of the open road?  Dan was a happy man and he was able to save hundreds of dollars just by maintaining his car. He even invested in a car freshener.

New Tires 2 – A Groovy Tread

Dan sat in his car and thought about what to buy his friend. He could get a new cell phone or a new tablet, but she has three computers already. He contemplated listening to his music and wrote down some ideas. He had just purchase some new tires and all of a sudden, he got it! He would buy her four new tires. In addition to this, he could do all the maintenance on it like a radiator flush, timing belt, and detailing. He called the dealership and worked out an agreement with the dealership to get everything on the car done to for a great price and he explained that it was a gift for his friend. They were helpful and said they would use good parts and will top off all of the fluids.

On the faithful day, he would take her to the dealership and have everything done. While they were waiting for the car to be fixed, they could go out for lunch and watch a movie. It would be a big surprise and it she would be so happy. He even made a CD for her with all of her favorite songs on it. Since it took her an hour to drive to work, he made the CD one hour long, just perfect for the drive time. There were songs about love, joy, and peace. He even placed a list of ideas on how to save gas and drive safely on the cover of the CD. And wrote a message on the inside of the cover. He told the guy at the dealership to buy a bouquet of red roses to place in the car when they pick it up. He even thought of a putting chocolates in the car too but they might melt an ruin the seats so he decided not to. Instead, he told the guy to put a picture on the visor.

Now the next problem was what kind of wrapping paper to use for the tires…

The Star Song

By the author

Sing with me this melody

And I sing one, two, and three

Red stone walkway to the sand

Watch the waves to understand

Adoration, soul so strong

Abide to you, my heart belong

Peace and joy and love so much

Finding sea shells by the bunch

By the fire with thats near

Wont you stay with me my dear

Constellation in the night

Shooting stars that take flight

All in all and everything

For this reason this I sing

 

The Tenor

It was a beautiful, California day and the team was excited to move into their new office. As they drove up to the Tenor, it appeared beyond the other office buildings in the area. There was large, stone driveway with a magnificent fountain in the middle. Their office was on the 4th floor with all of the technology to go with it. The building itself looked like a 35 mm film with canisters on either side. The rotundas on either end was for business meetings and one could almost have a 360 degree view of the business district. There was a huge lobby with stairs that lead up to the 3rd floor. On the first floor there was a medical facility, a library, and a screening room with lots of large televisions where people could watch movies and shows. There were also stores, an event center, and an area were people can play games. Above the stores were the offices. Each floor had four roomy passageways, one that goes North, South, East, and West. on either side of the were offices. There were wonderful flowers everywhere when the team moved in that beautiful, California day. And everyone was joyful.

Asking For Money

There once was a man who asked for money from his friends. He would use line after line to get as much as he could from them. Flattery, compliments, and flirting always did the job. He also asked for money from strangers who he met at the store. Sometimes he would even ask me to buy something for him. He would take the money and put it in his pocket. Counting the money every so often made him feel rich. Until one day he met a good man who told him to start a business.

So he did and it saved his life.