Monthly archive for August 2019

Are You All In?

“I need to be in community with other people who have the same goal.” said one of my group members. Another said, “I joined your group because I need a kick in the ….” Me too, I need the accountability and encouragement. I’ve been in a First Place group for thirteen years, and I’ll likely be in one for another thirteen years. Today, I talked with a future leader who said she felt the Lord was leading her to start a group.  She recently read about the program in Beth Moore’s Praying God’s Word, in the Food Strongholds section. Then a friend, knowing she was interested in healthy living, gave her two books written by First Place for Health.  Just in case she needed more encouragement, she was talking to a family member, who told her about a local Christian weight loss group. You guessed it, a First Place group.

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Three Things I Need

Encouragement, Accountability Nourishment These are a few of my personal needs. I need encouragement daily. On those occasions, when I receive a timely, encouraging text from a friend, it can make all the difference in my day. Our new membership model will give you just that. You can receive an encouraging daily text message that will do the same for you. I need accountability daily. I need people in my life I can be gut-level honest with. I need those around me to spur me on to good works when I become weary in well-doing. We all do.  One level of our membership offers quarterly wellness consultations that will help you identify and overcome obstacles holding you back on your wellness journey. I need nourishment. I get bored easily with food, so receiving a variety of new and healthy recipes is going to keep me interested in feeding my body

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Stay on Track

Summit is over, and you are motivated. Great speakers and information have spurred you on. You’ve recommitted to tracking, moving, and accountability. Congratulations! Now what? What steps do you need to take to stay on track? Plan for success. First Place for Health® is not a place where you do any of this alone. With both our virtual and live groups, you will be surrounded by a community of support, cheering you on, and encouraging you when things feel hard. I happen to be in two virtual groups. We often use FB Messenger and email to stay in touch throughout the week. There have been many times I’ve reached out to ask for prayer when I’m feeling weak and about to make decisions that will keep me from reaching goals. Another FP friend and I use the Marco Polo app to keep each other accountable and share prayer requests because

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Strength Training – Today is Your Day!

There are so many things about Jesus that I absolutely love! His steadfast love makes me strong, His new mercies every morning give me the chance to begin again, and His promise to be with me in all things brings me the power to conquer what I can’t defeat alone.  As a fitness professional, I believe Jesus is the answer to living a healthy physical life. Strength training is a big part of that life.  The Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults states, “Adults should do muscle-strengthening activities of moderate or greater intensity that involve all major muscle groups on two or more days a week.”  If you haven’t begun strength training, then today is your day! Some easy tips to remember as you get started: Begin every exercise time with core exercises for stability. Work your bigger muscle groups first, then move onto smaller ones. Divide your routine into two days

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Networking Leader Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Networking Leader First Place For Health (FP4H) exists because of leaders who love the Lord and want to honor him by living balanced healthy lives and share their knowledge with others.

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Summit #FP4H Hashtag Contest

No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win this contest. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. The contest is intended for play in the United States only and will be governed by U.S. Law. Do not enter if you are not a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or DC. Void where prohibited by law. Promotion Period: The Summit 2019 #FP4H Hashtag contest begins August 14, 2019 at 7AM Central Time and ends August 16, 2019, 1PM Central Time. How to Enter:  A person in attendance at Summit 2019 at Houston’s First Baptist Church, may create a post on Facebook or Instagram including the Hashtag #FP4H. The post must be listed as public. Each public #FP4H with pictures and/or comments about Summit 2019 will be an entry into the contest. Winner Selection: Three winners will be selected randomly from the entries received during

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Virtual Group Leader Application

Thank you for your interest in leading a virtual group online. First Place For Health (FP4H) exists because of leaders who love the Lord and want to honor him by living balanced healthy lives and share their knowledge with others.

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