Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday Word & Weight: V-ups

Word & Weight: The V-up

Word:  Psalms 107
Just some GOOD news from the book of Psalms! 
Unfailing LOVE, goodness, deliverance and stability!

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;  his love endures forever.
 Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story— 
   those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, 
 those he gathered from the lands, 
   from east and west, from north and south.[a]

 Some wandered in desert wastelands, 
  finding no way to a city where they could settle. 
 They were hungry and thirsty, 
   and their lives ebbed away. 
 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, 
   and he delivered them from their distress. 
 He led them by a straight way 
   to a city where they could settle. 
 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love 
   and his wonderful deeds for mankind, 
 for he satisfies the thirsty 
   and fills the hungry with good things.

Weight: V-ups
I love doing core moves and the V-ups are excellent core stability and balance that can be done between any other set of exercises!! Sit on the edge of a bench or box and envision yourself as a little teeter-totter! As straight as you can with your legs extended and your torso extended. Bring your knees up to your chest and your chest forward, balance for a second and contract those abdominals, then extend out, catch your balance and repeat. Don't mind the 80's music in the video! 

Core strength is SO important. When our core or center is strong and able to hold us, we can do all things we need to. 

It's such a simple concept: 

  • When your core is strong the rest of you is strong
  • When your center is stable, you can move how you need to and do what you are supposed to without injury or set back. 
  • When we are able to BALANCE, we are able to achieve more.  

MANY people jump right into a workout routine or resistance training program with little to no thought to creating a lasting, strong core and foundation of strength and balance. In life too, we need that place where we are centered. That FIRM foundation, those ROCK solid truths to hold us when life seeks to make our way unsteady! For me it's my faith in Christ. HE is my rock and sets my feet on solid ground. 

Everyday I spend time with him, strengthening our relationship and letting him build me how he wants. JUST like when we work our muscles, they tear slightly first, repair and become stronger. Everyday I face a new challenge or trial, I tear a little, seek God for repair and wisdom and am more and more the way he is calling me to be!

What is YOUR FAVE Core move? Do you seek out ways in your life to create strength and balance or do they get lost some days?? 

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