Three Unexpected Joys of Going to the Gym

It’s taken me the better part of the school year, but I have finally started making a habit of going to the gym right after I drop off my kids for school in the morning. Apart from the health benefits I get from working out each day, I have discovered three external sources of joy from this new routine, too. Man’s Best Friend Instead of heading home after I drop off my kids in the morning, there is a new[Read more]

McMuffin or StudMuffin: The Choice is Yours

mcdonalds-all day breakfast menu

Today, McDonald’s unfolds a new initiative: the All Day Breakfast Menu.  Now, by popular demand, their 27 million daily U.S. customers can enjoy many of their trans fat laden, high sodium and syrup infused breakfast delights any time of the day.  I will not be one of them. THE LINE Each morning when I leave my local gym,  I see the same thing: the line.  At 6:15am, the McDonald’s drive-thru line reaches around the building. Every. Day.  My heart sinks[Read more]

Workouts and Worship- A Winning Pair

Yesterday, I began a series entitled Life’s Essential Ingredients, where I listed ten things I’d like to accomplish each day.  Today, we will look at working out and worship. I have found a way to link my gym and devotional time that may open up some options for you, as well. Working Out: Get to the gym (before 5:30AM) In order to get to the gym by 5:30AM, I have to be in bed by 9:30PM the night before. Without[Read more]