I got your message, and I am so glad you got to go on your cross-country skiing trip. As you requested, I will be glad to tell you how I’ve been doing with Faithful Finish Lines. Here are my results for the second week:
Wrote down what I ate every day
5 out of 7 days had no sweets
Added grapes, apples, celery to my diet every day
Added salads twice
Did a .73 mile outdoor walk on Monday
Went to the gym on Wednesday 1.5 miles in 31 minutes on elliptical with interval training
Went to the gym on Friday and did 1.87 miles on the treadmill in 40 minutes. This was when I knew I was going to make it!
Went to the gym on Sunday and did 1.62 in 30 miniutes on the treadmill.
And the big news is I signed up for the
Now that is BIG news!
While you’re on your trip, Bill, be sure you’re getting enough protein. As you know I’m a big fan of quinoa, one of the best sources of protein in the world. I’m also adding some string cheese to my snack list.
I’ve never experienced anything like Faithful Finish Lines. I consider this plan and this group with Sara and Jill and the other girls a marvelous answer to prayer!
Something else Sara told us to think about is “incorporating a meaningful mission into our Faithful Finish Lines goal.” My mission personally is to get healthy, lose weight, and gain more energy. Sara is suggesting that we find a way to reach outside of ourselves and do something for someone else within that mission.
Who can I help through doing this? Should I donate a can of food for each mile walked, (counting each week’s totals) or should I give a mile of prayer to certain individuals? I don’t know about this yet. If you have any ideas, please let me know.
Now here’s what I’m super excited about: “My Top Ten Verses to Run With.” Some of these verses I’ve known and meditated for years; others are not quite as familiar. Each verse leads to the next so the path is easy to follow. I take one verse for a tenth of a mile or more and meditate it as I run/walk.
This gives my mind something to do, and strengthens my spirit while my body is working out. Just thinking about it makes me want to go walking. So follow the path these verses take you on. I know you’ll be glad you did. Hurry back! I’ll look forward to hearing about your progress as well!
My Top Ten Verses to Run With
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
The joy of the Lord is my strength. Nehemiah 8:10
Ask and you shall receive that your joy may be full. John 16:24
Whatsoever things you desire when you pray, believe you receive them, and you shall have them. Mark 11:24
Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, ‘Be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea,’ and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things he says will come to pass, he will have whatsoever he says. Mark 11:23
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge, my fortress, my God in Him will I trust. Psalm 91:2l
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee because He trusts in thee. Isaiah 26:3
Commit your way unto the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.
- Delight in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your 5 . Psalm 37:4
5 More Verses to Run With
If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
It’s not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord. Zechariah 4:6
For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Psalm 91: 11, 12