This morning nine of us road our mountain bikes up some of the steepest climbs I have ever done here in Prescott.
After it was all said and done my watch told me I had been 4 hours on my bike and my calorie counter told me that I had burned 2905 calories on the epic ride.
After getting home it was really key to replintish the well.
You have a physical well of limited energy that you have been drawing from this week. Have you been doing anything to ‘replenish’ the well? As I study, lead, write, have meetings, spend time with family and friends, exercise … I am expending my limited energy resources. I have to remind myself all the time that God designed me in such a way that I am responsible for replenishing this well. I have lost count of the times I have ‘gone to the well once too often’ without re-supplying it and have come up completely dry and have got myself in real physical trouble.
The most critical, yet easy to do, rituals that can replenish our physical wells are:
Eat a healthy breakfast EVERY SINGLE day.
Eat something healthy & life giving every 3-4 hours.
Have a set time of exercise each day.
Stop every 90 minutes of your work day, no matter what you are doing, and take a short break… break for your brain, emotions, and body. Don’t keep the ‘pedal’ pressed all the way to the floor, without a break
Get 7-8 hours of sleep every day.
Are you paying attention to your physical well? What do you need to begin to do to replenish your energy resources each day, so that you can live with more vitality and vision.
A great resource to check how many calories you burn up during exercise is found at the link below called healthdiscovery.net