Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

Week Five

Walking Program

This I say then, walk in the SPIRIT, and ye shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.  Galatians 5:16

Thrive in week five!

Now that we have been at this awhile, how are the muscles doing?  I've been experiencing some joint stiffness and muscle soreness.  I took time to check out my shoes and reviewed how to walk.

We are going to stay with 2 miles per day this week; adding in some abdomen toning for 2  of those days.

Walk 6 times this week:

  • Day One:  Walk 2 miles.
  • Day Two:  Walk 2 miles, Ab toning.
  • Day Three:  Walk 2 miles.
  • Day Four:  Walk 2 miles, Ab toning.
  • Day Five:  Walk 2 miles.
  • Day Six:  Walk 2 miles, Ab toning.

Fitness Tip:  Zip-up the ABS.  Envision an imaginary zipper and zip it up.  Whether walking, sitting, standing.. this will help in maintaining good posture.

Weight Loss Tip:  Try cutting your normal portion sizes in half at meal time.  We can always get more if we are truly still hungry.

Devotional:  1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Nehemiah 6:9, Proverbs 3:7-8, Mark 14:38, Matthew 6:13.  As we enjoy seeing some unwanted weight leave our bodies, let's remember the purpose for our lives.  Living healthy by eating right and getting exercise is not our purpose but an aid in fulfilling our purpose.

  • Whom do we belong to?
  • Where does our spiritual and physical strength come from?
  • What do we need to do to resist temptation?
  • Whom do we go to for help in resisting temptation?