Can Exercise be Bad for You?

Saturday I overdid it exercising. More particularly I overdid the squat thrusts. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s an exercise where you jump down, throw your legs out behind you, stay in plank position for a couple of seconds, then bring your legs back up and jump up. They’re a killer, but they’re also a total body workout. The reason I’m doing this is because of a real cute purple sweater at Dress Barn.

Every woman reading this just went, “Oh, I see.” Every man said, “What’s a squat thrust have to do with a sweater?” This is just one of the ways men and women are different. A woman understands killing herself with exercise to not have a little belly roll show in a sweater. A man would never buy a shirt they had to exercise to get in to.

I might have done better if I’d actually read my Bible instead. According to 1 Timothy 4:8, For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.  

I’m not saying exercise is bad. It’s just important to know why you’re doing it. A sweater is not a good reason. To be healthy is.  God’s grace gets you into Heaven, not a six-pack of abs. Does this mean I’ve quit the squat thrusts? I’m this close, I can’t give up now. Besides, the purple sweater comes with a belt. And all you women know what that means.


  1. Darlene says:

    Thanks for the reminder that God had already addressed physical activity in the Bible – its always so amazing to find everything we need to know for this life is in HIS book.

    FYI – I’ll be buying that sweater 2 sizes larger and not using the belt!!

    1. It is amazing how God gave us all the answers, if we just take the time to look. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Love this – and I hate squat thrusts, but I’d do them for the right sweater:)

  3. Squat thrust are just one of thos things we have to do not only for a sweater, but so we can eat all the chocolate we want.

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