Tuesday, May 13, 2014


A favorite quote about God is that He will meet us right where we are. I don’t know about you, but I am so glad His mercy and grace can drop back to that place where I find myself lagging from time to time. The point where He meets us is the very place we need to begin again. In our minds, we know that His meeting us right where we are is true, but so often we find ourselves not wanting to start at that point. Physically, God can also meet us where we are. If we are overweight and out of shape, our Father can find us in our hurt and despair and walk us into good health, one step at a time. The big issue is, “will we let Him?” Are you willing to TRY?

Exercise is the place we would rather that God would not meet us right where we are. We think we will lose weight, get into shape, and then it will be okay for Him to come and meet us right where we are with our exercise. NEWS FLASH from God! He desires to come to you right now in your flabby, “feel bad about yourself” condition, and rescue you from the mental and physical prison in which you dwell.

You might not be ready for a triathlon, but how about a TRYathlon?  A triathlon is a three sport event. This TRYathlon would use three components of fitness--Strength, Flexibility, and Cardiovascular fitness. All of the sections of the TRYathlon will be in groups of three. For example:

    * 3 exercises
    * 3 sets
    * 3 days a week

If you can only do one repetition, that is where God will meet you if you will only TRY to do one repetition. After a period of time, you will be able to add to the one and TRY two. If you will be “faithful over a few reps, the Master will make you ruler over much.” If you are physically fit, begin where you are and add repetitions. In a TRYathlon, there is a place for every fitness level if we will only TRY.


    * 3 stretches
    * 3 sets
    * 3 days a week
    * No bounce stretching. Static stretch and hold.


    * 3 to 5 times a week.
    * At least 30 minutes per sessions.

Keep up with your time and distance. If you can only walk from one light pole to another, this is your place to TRY. If you can only walk a few steps, are you willing to TRY those few steps 3 to 5 times a week? If you will move a bit more today than you did yesterday, just think where you will be this time next year.

Spring is a good time to begin the TRYathlon. It will take 36 days of your life. Six weeks that could change your life. Remember to take at least 2 days off each week as recovery time. All the Lord asks is, “Are you willing to TRY?”

View some sample exercises here:  http://www.fitness.com/exercises/exercises.php.  Or check out the First Place 4 Health Strength & Flexibility DVD for some great exercises here:  http://bit.ly/1iskueZ


  1. Hi! Loved this post! & I am so glad to see activity on the blog! Yay!!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this!these exercises look like they might help me.Great post!


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