The Burpee (UGH!)

Anyone who has watched or participated in any type of Cross-Fit style workout has witnessed the power of the exercise called The Burpee (UGH!) Maybe you are new to "functional fitness" and have seen someone complete a burpee (or 12) then voiced the athelete's thoughts:  (UGH!).  As well, you've wondered: "What is so "functional" about a burpee?" "And who came [...]

Back To Basics!

Part of the traditions of a new year are "resolutions".  Among the top resolutions on any list are "Exercise More" & "Lose Weight".  For most people that means going Back To Basics It's that time of year when MissionFiT athletes get to "reset" their nutrition habits and/or develop new and better habits. This annual "back to basics" challenge is designed [...]

Write It Down!

We've all done it.  Something important you need to or want to remember comes to mind.  Then you get distracted and forget to Write It Down! When you fail to write down appointments, sometimes you miss them.  Similarly, a food journal is an appointment with your meals.  At first glance, you think "I don't have time to count calories, let [...]

Squirrel!!

If you are easily pulled away by bells, whistles, questions, kids or other minor interruptions throughout your day, then you know how all-consuming distractions can be when you lose focus & chase down the SQUIRREL!! Remember this scene from the Pixar feature "Up!"?  Chasing the squirrel is a distraction.  An article from Scientific American notes "Our brains have developed a [...]

Building With Protein

When you were a kid, chances are you played with blocks, Lincoln Logs, Lego or even an Erector set.  You start with a base and add a block or there, using the blocks to build up or out creating a strong house.   As well, your body gets stronger by Building With Protein In the same way you build a house [...]

Too Much Sugar!

Before you take your "Sugar In The Morning", make sure you know what you're getting into when you have Too Much Sugar! That's right!  Too much sugar might be sweet...but the sweet quickly turns sour.  Watch what happens when one man gets too much sugar in his coffee!  Convinced?   Aside from the taste, too much sugar can do a lot [...]

Journey’s End 2022

2022 Summer Journey's End You'll reach your limit at Journey's End! That's right!  After eight weeks of walking, hiking, jogging and running, MissionFiT athletes can officially declare they reached the Summer Journey's End for 2022!  And boy, everyone put their feet up at the finish line! Summer Journey Recap OK.  Maybe there wasn't a nice cool latte or [...]

Summer Journey #8: Ephesus

Welcome to Journey Milestone #8 Ephesus! Can you believe it?  MissionFiT athletes have traveled the country of Turkey throughout eight weeks of summer.  The last stop in this summer journey is #8:  The City of Ephesus.  Let's look around! In the Bible….  Acts 18:19-21, 24-26 Acts 19:1-20:1 Acts 20: 16-17 1 Corinthians 15:32 1 Corinthians 16:8 Ephesians 1 Timothy 1:3 [...]

Summer Journey Milestone #7: Pergamum

Welcome to Summer Journey Milestone #7: Pergamum! In the Bible….  Revelation 1:11 Revelation 2:12 Pergamum is one of the seven churches to receive a letter from the "Angel, the divine messenger".  The letter commends the church for remaining in faith.  Yet, the letter also warns of the judgment to come because some in the church at Pergamum accepting false teachings [...]

Summer Milestone #6: Sardis

Welcome to Turkey Summer Milestone #6:  Sardis! In the Bible….  Recall that our Turkey Summer Milestone #6:  Sardis is one of the seven churches to receive a letter from Christ, through the pen of the Apostle John.  Our Lord had something to important to say to each one of these churches.  Specifically, Sardis was to "wake up, strengthen and reaffirm [...]