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When asked what the greatest commandment in all of life is, Jesus Christ said, "Hear, O Israel, the Lord your God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength" (Mark 12:28-34). When we seek our Creator above all other things, and submit our lives to him, everything else has a way of falling in place.

So I'm seeking to live a more healthy lifestyle but that's not the main thing that's on my mind. The main thing that's on my mind is loving the Lord my God by being a good steward of this body he's so graciously given me. May he be glorified in my quest for health and yours!

Member Since: 3/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 131,019

My Goals:
1. To reach a flat-road, no-wind sprint speed of 30 mph or more by July 31, 2020.

2. To increase my average speed on the bike to 19.0 mph by August 31, 2020.

3. To weigh 200 lbs. by October 31, 2020.

4. To ride my bike for 4,000 or more miles by December 31, 2020.

My Program:
1. Food: I will use the SP nutrition tracker to ensure a proper balance of foods each day and to stay within my cal range.

2. Exercise: During the outdoor cycling season in Minnesota, I will almost exclusively focus on the bike, but in the winter and again in the fall I will strength train at Anytime Fitness and cardio train on my indoor bike trainer, the treadmill, and the elliptical machine.

3. Support and Accountability: My wife, a couple good friends at church, and the SP community serve as my encouragers on this journey!

Personal Information:
My wife and I live in Elk River, Minnesota which is just northwest of Minneapolis. I am one of the Pastors of Glory of Christ Fellowship in Elk River. My wife is a special education para-professional and also loves to ride her bike!

Other Information:
1. Cycling is by far my favorite hobby.
2. Reading & writing.
3. Astronomy. .
4. Football.
5. I love crime shows: 24, 48 hours, CSI, Numbers, NCIS, Monk, etc.

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    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early December. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For the Fall we had Cardio Hoedown, World Series and Sleepathon. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Winter challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
    923 days ago
    Thank you for the encouragement on my blog!

    I love your family photographs. You all seem happy together!
    980 days ago
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    Thank you for your comment... I love Isaiah 40:31 also. It has given me strength during some very dark times reminding me that God will always protect us and lead us through the darkness. May God bless you and your family!!
    1243 days ago
    Thank you for commenting on my blog. You're right that we can't control things beyond our control, but I still endeavor to change the things that are within our control. Even when they may not seem to be within our control. I can not rest while there is such injustice in the world.
    1430 days ago
    I'm glad my post "veggie tales" had you laughing. Keeping on smiling!
    1435 days ago
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