Pathfinders: Besides being a teacher, I am a Pathfinder director at my church. For those of you who don’t know what Pathfinders is, the closest thing I can compare it to is boy/girl scouts. Google it! The purpose of Pathfinders is to train young people to be leaders and workers for God. It is an organization designed to teach students practical and outdoor skills. It is designed to help young people build strong, Christ-like characters, learn how to share their faith, and be responsible citizens on this earth while preparing for Jesus’ soon coming. In Pathfinders we strive to make friends, have fun, learn new things and most importantly, build a lasting relationship with our Savior.
Honors: In Pathfinders, students work to earn “honors” from many different categories. When they complete an honor, the kids each receive a badge to sew onto their uniforms. The honors we have worked on so far this year are: Basic Rescue, Pizza Making, Camp Craft, String Art, and Drawing. At our last meeting we started the Physical Fitness Honor.
The Challenge I decided to take the challenge and complete the honor with my kids. One of the requirements is keeping an exercise log for 3 months, exercising at least 4 times/week for at least 20 min/day. In my busy schedule, I am embarrassed to admit, that I struggle to fit in that much exercise…
Day 4: Today is day 4. On day 1, I exercised with the kids doing some circuit training and playing a game I call 3-2-1. A great one for getting your heart rate up, but at the same time giving you a break every now and then! On day 2, I was cleaning the house and running errands all day so I guess I can’t count that as being aerobic… so day 2 was a “rest” day. Day 3 I went snowshoeing out in the woods behind my house. And today, day 4, I went cross country skiing. It was a beautiful day to be out. It was a balmy 35 degrees, felt like Spring! The sun was shining, the snow was melting and the sap was almost beginning to run. Exercising out in nature, while not always possible, is definitely the best. Not only are you helping your body stay physically healthy, but spiritually healthy as well. I love spending time in God’s great outdoors!
JOIN THE CHALLENGE!
If you do, comment with the creative ways that you are exercising this week!