Runkeeper now allows you to set goals, and alert friends.
My Stiiv took a nasty dive, and lived to tell. Woo-hoo!
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Obeying May Not Be Our Nature
I was listening to Mark Gungor who is the man behind the Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage (a great DVD set), and in one of his sermons he mentioned that many Christians haven't read any of the gospels from start to finish, and if he have read it, we still don't want to do what Jesus said to do. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
This country (US) was started by people who basically said, “You can't tell me what to do!” Keep in mind that you don't always have to understand something to obey it. We also don't have to agree with something to obey it. In general it is our nature to do what we want. However, that may not be what is best for you (i.e. Chocolate cake). When we fight the urge to “do what we want” we are actually putting ourselves first. It doesn't feel that way, but in the long run you will feel better.
When I was in my 20s I was told to start putting “just a little” part of my paychecks aside into a savings account and I would be REALLY glad I did when I was older. I didn't – I sure wish I had. It was great advice. But I “did what I wanted” and now later I regret some of those financial decisions. We are all going to follow this and be feeling the same way about our health. Time and time again we read to eat less and exercise more. We need to obey this command and realzie that we may not agree with it, and we may not understand it, but we need to OBEY the truth that is the fact that if you eat more calories than you burn you gain weight. Consequently, we need to exercise more and eat less.