New Year’s Fitness Goal

In Ephesians 5 wives are commanded to respect their husbands and husbands are commanded to love their wives…. as their own bodies… as he loves himself.  What does loving as yourself, as your own body, really look like in today’s culture?

There is a common corny joke about anytime two guys are in the woods and see a bear they don’t have to out-run the bear, they just have to outrun their friend.  If it was a man and his wife the man should run WITH his wife, loving her survival as much as his own.  That’s why it always happens that way in action movies too.

Another way husbands should look at the “as you love yourself” is to actually TAKE CARE of yourself – as in exercise, maintain some level of health.  Loving our wives “as ourselves” isn’t saying much if we’re not taking care of ourself.

I feel like I’m in this boat right now.  I ate A LOT over the holidays, didn’t exercise for the past couple of months, and put on probably 15 lbs.  It’s time to get back in a healthy routine.  Does this sound like a new years resolution?  Whatever you want to call it.  I’ve gotta get re-focused on my health.

Men, every time we feel like being lazy and not exercising to take care of ourself we should think of it as loving our wife less because we’re loving ourself less.

My goal for this year is to lose 25 lbs and keep it off through the holidays.  What is your fitness goal for 2012?


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