Day 222 of the Fruit feast. i sprained my neck muscle again last week while doing chins. i believe its because i have increased the intensity
of the workout by increasing the number of reps of push ups and keeping
the rest period between them the same (2 minutes). i felt something
twinge in my neck and was in pain for the next 2 days. Since this has
happened twice this month i decided to scale back the workout this week.
i increased my rest period to 3 minutes between sets while doing 70
push ups/10 chins with a rest period for 3 sets followed by 60 push
ups/10 chins for 3 sets and 2 sets of 25 push ups for a total of 440/60.
That has worked well so far and i am still able to increase my reps per
set on the push ups. My totals for the month of August will be below my
set goals though. These things happen and i just have to roll with it.
i will miss the mango season when it concludes. The mangoes are so
delicious right now. Aside from the Durian, the mango is my favorite
fruit (i am sure many will agree). The cantaloupes have been very good
as well. i love to drink the juice of them with the watermelon. It is
second only to my beloved orange juice. A dear sister bought me a durian
and a case of oranges and presented them to me last Sabbath. Such
wonderful love between the brethren in Christ. Our fellowship in Him is
so sweet. i have never had as rich a religious experience as i am having
now with my Lord and His people. Christ is the main reason of course
but i believe the improvements in my diet He has given me have also been
a great aid in this. Its unfortunate that many who profess to be
Christian are ignorant (some willfully and others sincerely) of the
relationship between what we place in the Living Temple of the Holy
Ghost (our body) and our growth in the Spirit. i pray that i will be an
example of the Love of Christ so this truth can be made manifest through
me and others may receive the same blessing.
Today was a typical meal day for me:
Breakfast: half a 15lb watermelon, 3 large mangoes (all sweet and delicious)
Lunch: 2 large garden tomatoes chopped with one cucumber tossed with guacamole. Spread some sunflower seeds over it.
Dinner: 40oz watermelon-cantaloupe juice.
Spiritual bread: Ezekiel 37, Proverbs 31, Ecclesiates 1-2.
Exercise: 2.5 hrs of basketball.
Grace and peace be multiplied.