Monthly archive for July 2007

Walk Across Texas

Walk Across Texas

The First Place program at Prosper, Texas sponsored six groups in the Walk Across Texas event created by Texas Cooperative Extension. Groups of eight or less with one member being the captain were formed. Each member reported mileage on a weekly basis to the captain. The captain logged it to the website. You could walk whenever and wherever you wanted. Team members did not have to walk together. Some preferred walking outside, while others walked on a treadmill. Some even chose to bike, swim or dance across TX by using mileage equivalents. The primary goal was for each team to walk from border to border 830 miles across the state. In doing this, the secondary goal of establishing healthy habits would be achieved. The six teams walked a total of 4,742.78 miles. Some of the comments from the group about their new healthy habits included: Gave me more energy; motivated

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Vacations

When we think of the word “vacation,” most of us think of traveling to somewhere different than our everyday life. We pack our bags, get in our car or board a plane, and travel to a place where the stress level is lower than at home. A vacation, most of us believe, should be fun, carefree, full of adventure and most of all, relaxing. I have just finished a week of “vacation” and didn’t leave home at all. I did, however have a week quite different from my everyday life, and realized at the end of it that sometimes we take vacations “from…” rather than “to…”. I spent a week doing absolutely nothing. I didn’t eat right, exercise, do my Bible study, or have my quiet time. Was I aware that my behavior was destructive and was dragging me down? Of course! Today is Saturday and I go back to

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Vacation: Interval of Rest

Vacation: Webster defines as: “freedom from any activity; rest; esp., a specific interval of rest from work, study.” An interval means a break in between things. What is meaningful to some may seem like punishment to others. Some families love traveling in a travel trailer for two weeks to see some of America’ s beautiful sights; however, others would see this as torturous–the very thought of being trapped in one vehicle for hours on end and sleeping shoulder to shoulder in a travel camp site. Some families love enriching vacations, going to some of the cultural centers of the world, viewing great art, classic monuments at historic locations and fine arts productions. But to others, the idea of an “educational vacation” would be no better than a school field trip complete with a research paper at the end. Some families prefer active vacations, going to classic sports venues, watching events,

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Learning—about Exercise!

What is one of the most important things you can do that will motivate you to exercise? The answer is –Learn the benefits! Learn how important exercise is for your health and weight loss! Knowledge can empower you to do what you know you need to do, to keep that exercise commitment! Here is an impressive list of benefits that you can read and re-read. These are facts that you can Learn and remind yourself of every day! Post it where you will see it or slide it into your Bible to look at each day when you spend time with the Lord! Be encouraged that the more you learn in this area, the more you will be motivated, the more you will take care of yourself and become stronger to serve the Lord in every area of your life! There are so many benefits to exercise; the list is

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Pulling the Weeds

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge Of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. – 2 CORINTHIANS 10:5 Summers spent at my grandparents’ farm in Arkansas taught this city girl the meaning of the saying, “A hard row to hoe!” Long before the days of weed whackers and chemical sprays, there was only one way to get rid of the pesky weeds that threatened the survival of the fruit bearing plants—with a hoe and lots of hard work. And my grandmother, who was very protective of her vegetable garden, made sure daily weed pulling was a priority. Just cutting the tops off at the ground wasn’ t enough to please grandma. She insisted that the noxious plants be pulled out by the roots, and that meant back-breaking work! My grandmother knew that cultivation was more than sticking

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