Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Faith WOD - 8/7/2012

As you go through the day, identify 3 opportunities to live your PURPOSE within the context of physical fitness.

*For more description on PURPOSE - reference last week's workouts.

*Share your experience on Comments.

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body." (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

"May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation." (Galatians 6:14-15)



  1. I actually think I had a pretty good opportunity with this yesterday. I mow the lawn for a retired priest at our parish, and he has a fenced in backyard for his dog. We had a pretty bad storm here a couple weeks ago which broke one of the panels away from the fence, leaving a pretty big gap in the bottom, which the dog would have easily been able to get out from. Being a dog lover and owner I knew how stressed this would have made me! I didn't have any tools on me to do any major repairs to the fence, but I did go into the woods and find a couple of old fallen down pine trees. I was able to drag them over to the fence, use another pair of upright trees to create a fulcrum to break these trees in half and stack them against the back of the fence to wedge the panel back into place. Without physical fitness I would not have been able to accomplish this, and it definitely felt good to use fiitness for something other than trying to beat a PR on a WOD. There are probably similar opportunities to do this on a more daily basis, it just comes down to being open to recognizing them!

  2. When I see this verse, I always think about the need to take care of our bodies and our overall health so we can be able to do anything God may call us to do. I struggle when I see someone sharing the word of God and they are severely overweight. Not because they are not a good witness - often much better than I can every hope to be. I don't mean to be judgmental at all, I find myself being more concerned knowing how unhealthy it is. It is tough to be a witness for Christ when we are struggling with the impacts of being so unhealthy and it is within our control through exercise and diet. I apologize upfront if this comes off wrong and know many people struggle in this area. However, I also know that many diseases and injuries are the result of obesity that is controllable through diet and exercise.

  3. 1. HSPU's because I suck at them and I'm sltihgly jealous of those who can Kip them (JD).2. Shoulder press as it is in direct opposition to gravity and you have no momentum to help3. Burpee pull-ups as they cover just about everything from strength to stamina

  4. Anna / 17:29 on the workout. This one test very weak sklils for me. Knees generally elevated, but I will say they felt better than the last K2E workout we did. 6 rounds on the 100/10 which felt fantastic with my burning shoulders. Leaving tomorrow for sunny Mexico with my jump rope in hand. Will post my workouts. I expect a lot of them will involve M2M (Margaritas to Mouth).

  5. A quote from Chariots of Fire by Eric Liddell: "I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure." God did not make me fast, he made me strong, when I work out intensely with kettle bells, I feel his pleasure.