The following guest post is from Kevin Brookshire, a Recreation Ministry Leader and Fitness Enthusiast.
One of the greatest misconceptions is that if you lift weights you will instantly get huge and look like a professional body builder - male or female. The thing missed is that resistance training, lifting weights, is one of the greatest ways to slim down and burn fat. And when you combine cardio and resistance training, it takes you to a whole new level of physical fitness. You see, it takes years….even decades to get to that size and muscle tone. It takes working out twice a day for 7 days a week. Eating 10,000 calories a day when bulking and cutting that down when you are getting ready to lean out for a competition. It takes commitment to a lifestyle of getting that….bulky. In every fitness lifestyle, you have to have a goal, a goal to work toward. It could be to just lose weight, to improve overall health, or to be a competition bodybuilder. It’s actually no different in our lives as Christians. God lays before us the plan, the training to become a totally devoted follower of Christ. Do we strive each day to become closer to him, to know him more, and to be totally in his will? Do we train daily by reading our Bible, being involved in Bible studies and praying more and more each day?