Let’s talk about fitness. Whether it is Physical fitness, Mental fitness, or Spiritual fitness, it is all meant to help us have a healthy life. My journey has led me to a holistic approach to fitness that will help to improve our physical, mental, and spiritual health in a one-stop shop, better known as Glorified Fitness Incorporated, which is a fitness and learning center.
As the name implies, we are taking you from “typical” fitness to GLORIFIED fitness. With typical fitness, your physical health is the only focus. Unfortunately, this is just a part of who we are. I believe that is why God has led me on this journey to Glorified Fitness Incorporated, or GFI for short. We want your whole self to be healthy, not just your physical body.
I think we all know what Physical Fitness is, but I will touch on it a little anyway. When you are at an ideal weight, your internal organs are functioning as they should, you do not have a sickness or disease, and you are not battling some type of illness, you are considered to be physically fit. With proper exercise and nutrition on a regular basis, you can usually achieve and maintain your physical fitness.
Now let’s talk about Mental Fitness. Even if you go through school from preschool to Kindergarten to elementary school, to middle school (or junior high), to high school (or senior high), to college and eventually graduate with a PHD, it does not mean that you are mentally fit. What happens to your physical muscles if you do not continue to exercise them? You lose them! Just like how you need to exercise your physical muscles to keep them strong, you also need to exercise the muscles in your brain to maintain your mental fitness. If you stop learning after a full academic career, you will stop being mentally fit. No mater how much education you have, you should strive to learn something new every day. This will help you maintain your mental fitness.
Now you have the tools to keep your body and mind in shape, let’s explore your Spiritual Fitness. What does it take to be spiritually healthy? I think the main thing to remember is to seek God first in all that you do. God wants us to talk to Him every day, several times a day. If you constantly keep God on your mind, you will be able to walk a spiritual walk because He will be leading you down a path of righteousness. Another way to maintain spiritual fitness is by reading and studying the Word of God. I prefer the literal translation of the King James Version of the Holy Bible (KJV). For one thing, after reading it several times, it starts to not be as confusing as it was the first time I read it. On another note, because there are still some areas in the KJV that are not as clear cut, it forces me to study more by looking at other translations or by looking at a concordance to see what some of the words mean. When that happens, it enables me to spend that much more time in His Word, and as a result, I am improving my spiritual fitness. One last thing I want to mention is that as we increase our faith in God, we can improve our spiritual fitness. What is faith, you may ask? Faith is an understanding, a recognition, and an acceptance of reality as it truly is. The bible tells us that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. So, any time you can hear the Word of God being spoken, it can increase your faith, and in turn your spiritual fitness.
So, how does this tie into my journey? Stay in touch as we dig deeper into our fitness journey in upcoming episodes. Thanks for listening and thanks for your support.