Hello and welcome to "Getting Fit in a Fat World"
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
Hey, I'm Angela
"Getting Fit in a Fat World" is a ministry to those of us who want to lose some weight. We know how hard it is. We are each in the process of losing weight and would love for you to follow along. We are going to share our successes and our struggles. Each of us has tried different diets in the past, but none worked for very long. That is until now. We are both on a Christian based weight loss lifestyle change called Shibboleth. The link to their website is www.myshibboleth.com. Melissa started her weight loss journey with Shibboleth in February 2017 and I didn't begin until June 2017.
Notice that I didn't say "diet"? Well, that's because in order for this particular plan to work, Melissa and I truly have adopted a new lifestyle. This is something we know we will have to do for the rest of our lives, but that's ok. This plan is so different from anything else we've tried in the past.
Now we aren't suggesting that this will work for everybody, or that this is some miracle plan. Nothing works for everyone. So if you are trying to lose weight using a different program, that's totally fine!
Romans 12:1-2New International Version (NIV)
A Living Sacrifice
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Additionally, "Getting Fit in a Fat World" is also here to encourage your "mind fitness", not just your "body fitness". Your mind has to be in the right mindset before you will be able to successfully lose weight. Therefore, you will see weekly devotionals called The Mustard Seed written by Melissa. Some will be directly related to weight loss and some will be about other things. But all of them will help you grow spiritually and have a more intimate relationship with the Lord.
Our goals for Getting Fit in a Fat World:
- Encourage others to begin losing weight and having a fit mind AND body.
- Provide resources for existing and aspiring individuals who want to share their own weight loss journey online by sharing their own blog.
- Build an online community of like-minded individuals willing to encourage, share ideas, give advice, etc.
- Help other to grow spiritually and have a more intimate relationship with the Lord.
- Have FUN!
Thank you to all of you who are reading our little blog! We really appreciate you!
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