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The Weekly Word includes 3 elements.
1. My ‘Why’ behind the Verse chosen
2. How it relates to me personally throughout life in general and an exercising stand point.
3. An option for YOU to reflect in the same way I do whether you want to speak on both life and exercise or life by itself. The choice is always yours!
The ‘Why’ behind this weeks Verse:
We live in such a time where it's "go vegan or else!" that I felt like I had to address it. I also included my stance on these constant "cleanses" that pop up from time to time.
How It Relates to My Life:
God is telling us here that if it is sold in the shambles (market) then you may eat it. God also gave us the most valuable organ of any life form, a human brain. So, when reading scriptures like this we should use it. If you’re allergic to peanuts then don’t eat peanut butter, if you’re lactose intolerant then don’t add milk to your cereal. On the other hand if you are deciding to completely limit certain food groups by going vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian from the sole perspective that you’re going to magically just be “healthier than ever” & transform your body while just feeling so great with all the energy in the world, you are sadly mistaken. The formula that the standout group of people have in common who share vibrant, healthy , long-lived lives free of major ailments and other preventable health issues are that they have balanced diets and incorporate exercising! It’s also not just what you eat, it’s how you eat it. Myself for example (along with plenty of other healthy fit individuals) incorporate meat/poultry in my diet. The thing about it is I follow a specific protocol on how it is prepared. I call it BBG: Baked,Broiled Grilled. So during the days I exercise I make sure I consistently have the chicken, turkey , salmon , or even beef (which I consume periodically for the iron & essential amino acids that come with eating it). I also exercise & I have been fully committed to my fitness journey for a while now. Now, for those of you transitioning to becoming a vegan, keep in mind that it is about really looking at all variables of the lifestyle and figuring out how to balance your diet so that you are not over consuming carbohydrates in it after all carbs are a “plant-based” food group so you have to be very careful at a lot of things that come with the foods you’re eating such as the saturated fat (where some vegan burgers actually have more than beef burgers) , along with the glycemic index and other nutritional facts behind the foods you eat. If your version of being a vegan becomes going to places and getting vegan chicken tenders & Fries or “vegan chicken” pasta all the time thinking it’s healthy just because you have vegan substitutes then you are playing yourself. It’s also going to be tougher to get essential amino acids when you decide to exercise and need a thorough recovery from your workouts, so a lot of times vegans who take interest in the health aspects of it & are not just doing it because they watched a certain doc then dive in the next week (no shade to the 90 percent) find out that they may have to consider taking supplements to make up for the completeness in certain animal-based proteins. Then another thing is the “30,60, or 90 day cleanses” / juicing I see a lot of. How about trying a “life long cleanse” by consistently eating healthy prepared foods along with detoxing your body via sweating/ lowering blood glucose levels & insulin resistance that comes with exercising. If God says eat whatever is sold in the shambles , combined with our own judgement you have to accept that you can eat what is provided without living on a certain “food island” if you will; limiting specific food groups. So, it’s not only what you eat, it’s how you eat it. Respect your body, learn your body , and most importantly love your body as you make decisions on what to do with it from this point on. Whether you include all food groups in a health conscious fashion or decide to go the other routes mentioned, keep in mind it’s all about nutritional balance & exercising with it.
How It Relates to My Workouts:
I consistently eat healthy so that way I am performing my best and feeling my best while completing my weekly exercise regiments.