Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Want to Lose Weight? Act Like a Child!

Yesterday, makingthemostofbeingathome.blogspot.com posted about her goal to lose weight and has invited others to join her. She inspired this post. Okay, weight is not really an issue for me, but, exercising is. I need to exercise, because I want to stay healthy, but I hate the very word, exercise. Lately, I've been working on just doing something physical everyday, even if it's just for a few minutes. Sometimes it's floor exercises. Some days it's this exercise machine I have (I don't know what it's called). This weekend I got a chance to go swimming. I wanted to just sit by the pool and read really, but, I made myself swim around for a while. I read a book once about a lady who lost a lot of weight by trying to spend some time doing the things she did as a kid. Watch a child for a while. They never quit moving. A lot of times even when they're watching TV they're moving back and forth. This lady took some time off, went to the country and lived that time like she did as a kid. She went from horseback riding, to swimming, to something else. She stayed outside and played all day. She ended up losing a lot of weight. Apparently, exercise is another thing we adults tend to complicate and make work. Why can't we just play like we did as a kid?

1 Corinthians 6:19-20, "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."


  1. Hi Sharon,

    That is a good idea; wish we could spend a whole summer action like a child, having such freedom! We don’t because we have so many things we HAVE to do, while the children run outside and play, and by the end of the day, we are too tired. However, even if we decide to try a bit more to be active, like a child, it would really help out a lot! I do try to kick myself into gear, so to speak, and make myself do some things I simply do not feel like doing, such as playing freebie, or going for a mountain hike, or just for a walk down by the river. It is nice to encourage each other to keep trying.

    Thanks, Sharon, for the inspiration!

  2. I wish that I were motivated to exercise as well. I've never been athletic so unfortunately anything strenuous or pushing me physically is work. :)

    All the best on doing it like a kid, which by the way makes absolute sense!

  3. I Corinthians 6:19-20 is indeed such a
    powerful scripture!!! :) What an AMAZING
    Lord we serve!!

    Love in Him~ Miss Jen

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed my post Sharon :-) I too am going to be more of a kid and see how I get on xx

  5. Love this post! My favorite form of exercise is dancing and I dance like nobody is watching. The boys think it's funny and sometimes they join me. It's alot of fun