I figured that headline would get your attention. But, sadly it is true. Certainly not all, but an overwhelming majority (76%) of pastors (male and female) answered a recent poll that they would call themselves “obese.” In addition, many of them don’t feel confident behind the pulpit, don’t feel attractive to their spouse, aren’t taking a day off, have trouble sleeping, are lacking exercise regularly, and have minimal know-how to fueling their bodies.
I can certainly say that not too long ago – I was in the same boat. I finally came to the realization that change was never going to happen to me – I had to MAKE change happen. With God’s help, I was able to make some drastic changes in my life, exercise and eating habits. This year, I lost 18 pounds and completed my first 26.2 mile marathon.
For those of you that say, “I just don’t know where to start!” I totally understand. I want to introduce you to a good friend of mine, Ricky Van Pay. He is a chaplain that is launching fitpastors.com to specifically help pastors achieve their health and fitness goals.
I know that many of you are planning to get in shape in 2014. I am believing that you WILL acheive your health and fitness goals so that you can build a sustainable life pace and be effective long-term for the Kingdom. If you want a coach, Ricky and fitpastors.com may very well be a good fit for you.