Self-control

Healthy Body = Healthy Mind + Spirit

Today was my first day back in cycle class at the gym in a very long while (yikes, it has been before baby was born), and wow it was so refreshing!  I really enjoyed being back on the bike again; I had forgotten how energizing a workout can be!  I am finally feeling my happy self again, hooray! 

Lately, I have been feeling sluggish, grumpy and having trouble sleeping. That’s when I realized it is time to get back into shape and leave this grumpy face behind.  Exercise is such an important part of being healthy physically and mentally.  According to the following post, there are many benefits to exercising that go beyond just the physical effects.  I love the fact that exercise can reduce stress and boost chemicals in your brain that makes you happy, which is exactly the results I benefited from today. Breene, Sophia. “13 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise.” Shape, Accessed 3 April 2017.

Also, in the bible, God encourages us to be healthy because when your body is healthy your spirit is too!  “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.  But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness.  If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”  Matthew 6:22-23 NIV

Here’s to a healthier me and you!

Cheers,

Jennifer

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