Really what I should say is: FAITH...then food...then fitness...:)
I recently was listening and reading about how our food, our nutrition, is 80% of what we see in the mirror and our fitness is only 20%. What does that mean? It means we truly are what we eat! If a person has aesthetic goals than spinning their wheels on the treadmill for hours and hours at a time each day is not going to accomplish the physical look and goal they are trying to obtain. A person MUST evaluate how they eat, why they eat, and what they eat.
The 20% of fitness truly can be just 3-4 hours a week or even less when a person focuses on strength as their primary goal rather than aesthetics. Then, the looks just fall into place if that is a person's goal. A routine as simple as walking for 20-30 minutes each day, lifting weights 2-3 times a week for 20-30 minutes, and one sprint or metcon kind of workout a week is truly all that is needed. This is basically what I do. My walking may be outside or on my mini trampoline but it is nothing that makes me huff and puff to get my cortisol dumping bad hormones into my body and creating havoc on my insulin and thus adrenals....etc.
BUT I challenge us to look at our food and fitness outside of the box.
What if we put FAITH FIRST. Revolve our every day, our every thought, every action, and our every craving on our FAITH?
What if we gave our FAITH 100%?
Wouldn't the food of 80% and fitness of 20% become easier? Less of a chore? More balanced? A better perspective?
I remember once hearing how a marriage isn't a 50/50 relationship. That each spouse MUST give 100% in order to truly experience the beauty and blessings of a marriage.
Thus, I challenge that our relationship with our FAITH, FOOD, AND FITNESS is the the same, in that we must give GOD 100% in order for us to understand and balance the 80% Food and 20% Fitness!
This doesn't mean we don't work on what needs to be done to be healthy. Instead it gives us a better focus on why to be healthy.
A focus on living a longer and healthier life to go out and do amazing works for HIM!!!
Now that is better than any visual in the mirror in my book!
***But....you also won't be disappointed with what you see in the mirror when GOD/FAITH is the first 100%.....TRUST ME ON THIS!!! :)
Blessings and hugs,