Podcast Episode #53: Dusty Otis - Stewarding Your Body through Healthy Habits
Posted: Feb 13 2017
ABOUT DUSTY OTIS
Dusty is the former strength and conditioning coach for Lincoln Christian School and has a passion for physical health. He is currently the campus pastor for Church on the Move’s South Campus. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife and three children.
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STEWARDING YOUR BODY THROUGH HEALTHY HABITS
Forming Healthy Habits
"Motivation gets you started, but habits keep you going."
We are composed of 3 parts, spirit, mind, and body, but we can tend to neglect the third part, the body.
Healthy habits include a realistic routine, eating right, and adequate rest.
Dusty's Morning Routine
4:55am: Wake up
- Prayer (10 minutes)
- Confessions (10 minutes)
- Think it, believe it, speak it, and you'll live it.
- Bible reading: read, highlight, and reread highlights
- Writing: about today & reflect on yesterday
- Quiet time: sit still (try 15 minutes) and be with God
Worship on way to gym
Starting out, focus on form & proper technique.
In the beginning, just find ways to increase activity.
- Take a walk, go to the park, walk bleachers. Just start out with a little at a time.
Your goals should be realistic & attainable.
- Set realistic goals that you can reach. Meeting these goals boosts confidence.
- Unrealistic goals lead to discouragement.
- Write the vision and make it plain - Habakkuk 2:2
- Write your goals down and look at them daily.
- Matthew 6:33
Working Out or Eating Right?
"You can't out exercise a bad diet."
God gave you one body, are you stewarding that body well?
Eat for performance instead of taste.
Food is fuel first.
To kickstart healthy eating habits, try a fast:
- Eliminate something like sugar, white carbs, or sugary drinks for a set amount of time.
Try to eat dinner before 7pm.
Thoughts on Cheat Meals
These should be cheat meals not cheat days.
Cheat meals can be a reward mentally and a metabolism boost physically, if you are truly eating well the rest of the time.
Be Intentional & Have a Plan
- Eliminate snacks
- Stay hydrated
- Choose a workout that you enjoy
- Learn about nutrition and food portions
- Good sleep allows your body to rest, repair, and grow.
- Disconnect from technology and sleep
- Accountability: find someone to workout with