Over the last few years I have been unhappy with my body.

It doesn’t look the same as it once did. It doesn’t work the same way it once did. It doesn’t feel the same way it once did either.

While I am willing to accept that my body will not be the same as it was in my early 20s, I am not happy with the fact I have crept across the 200lb boundary on the scale. My jokes of not losing the baby weight have grown old (they are almost 7 and 5 now) and it’s time to make a change.

I’ve been playing basketball weekly for almost a year now, and while it’s a good start, 2 hours one night a week does not provide enough physical activity.

Late last week I started using EA Sports Active 2 on our Wii. It has been a pretty good workout, and I hope I am able to stay motivated enough to continue using it. I’m hoping part of that motivation will come from regular updates here. So, if you are a user of Sports Active, let me know and maybe we can become “friends” on the site to keep track of each other’s progress and encourage one another to healthier living.

Scripture tells us our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. I need to keep mine in better condition so I can be a strong and dependable follower of Jesus Christ as we share God’s love with the world.