Faith & Fitness Calendar
Calendar for April
Just click on the date on the calendar below and you will see your inspiring verse/quote for the day. Then, click on beginner, intermediate or advanced and you will see your workout for the day. (If there's more than one workout listed for the day, then do both!)
And right below our Faith & Fitness calendar, you'll see that we've detailed 3 "challenges" for you this month. We're hoping these challenge keep you motivated toward both your physical and spiritual health goals!
After you click on a day on our calendar, to return to this page, simply click the "back" button on your browser (don't click 'Back to events')
Printable Goal Sheet for April
Studies show that when we establish goals and write them down, we increase our chances for success. Just click the button below to print your goal sheet. Once you print, you can write in your own weekly goals. Ideally, your goals will be action oriented, and not as focused on a specific result. Too often we see goals like, “lose 3 lbs,” and even though we make healthy changes that week, maybe we don’t lose the weight. This can frustrate us and cause burnout. Set your goals based off actions, “I will exercise at least 3 times for 30 minutes each. I will limit my added sugar to less than 24 grams.”
We want you to reach your goals as much as you do! We encourage you to print this sheet off, fill in your own goals and hang them where you can seem them (like on your fridge or bathroom mirror).
Most of the workouts included in our "Faith and Fitness" Calendar have a warm-up at the beginning and a cool-down at the end. It is important to warm-up and stretch so if you are doing your own workout, going for a run or bike ride or if one of our workouts doesn't include a warm-up or cool-down use one of these.
- Spend time with God first thing when you wake up! If you’re anything like me, you can be go, go, go, GO. I realized I had this bad habit of checking my email and text messages and social media first thing when I woke up, and it just wasn’t really adding anything to my life (and it was only making me more stressed/anxious!). So this month, don’t look at your phone first thing when you wake up. Take 10 minutes (such a small portion of your day) and just talk to God. Read the bible. Pray. Do whatever you want to do, but take that time to greet God and welcome him into your day.
- Find an accountability partner: And I’m not necessarily talking about your spouse. If your spouse is on board with your health journey and can motivate you in a healthy/encouraging way, then great! Sometimes I find though that it can be better to have an accountability who’s outside the family – a trusted friend or mentor or someone at church – who might have different perspective of your life and can really speak into things and keep you on track. If you’re serious about getting healthy, then you need to get serious about finding somebody who will hold you accountable to your goals and check in with you! You can always offer to do the same for them. And if you already have an accountability partner, then great! You’re already a step ahead.
- Start to ask God to set you free from people pleasing: This has been hitting me a lot in recent weeks. I think so, so many people are enslaved to the opinions and voices of others, and that’s no way to live. We’ve all fallen victim to people pleasing at one time or another in our lives, but I pray that this month God just makes us more aware of those moments when we’re living our lives to please other people, or so that they’ll see us in a certain way. We’re not slaves to other people, we’re slaves to Christ, and so ask and let him set you free of people pleasing!