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When asked what the greatest commandment in all of life is, Jesus Christ said, "Hear, O Israel, the Lord your God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength" (Mark 12:28-34). When we seek our Creator above all other things, and submit our lives to him, everything else has a way of falling in place.

So I'm seeking to live a more healthy lifestyle but that's not the main thing that's on my mind. The main thing that's on my mind is loving the Lord my God by being a good steward of this body he's so graciously given me. May he be glorified in my quest for health and yours!

Member Since: 3/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 131,773

My Goals:
1. To reach a flat-road, no-wind sprint speed of 30 mph or more by July 31, 2020.

2. To increase my average speed on the bike to 19.0 mph by August 31, 2020.

3. To weigh 200 lbs. by October 31, 2020.

4. To ride my bike for 4,000 or more miles by December 31, 2020.

My Program:
1. Food: I will use the SP nutrition tracker to ensure a proper balance of foods each day and to stay within my cal range.

2. Exercise: During the outdoor cycling season in Minnesota, I will almost exclusively focus on the bike, but in the winter and again in the fall I will strength train at Anytime Fitness and cardio train on my indoor bike trainer, the treadmill, and the elliptical machine.

3. Support and Accountability: My wife, a couple good friends at church, and the SP community serve as my encouragers on this journey!

Personal Information:
My wife and I live in Elk River, Minnesota which is just northwest of Minneapolis. I am one of the Pastors of Glory of Christ Fellowship in Elk River. My wife is a special education para-professional and also loves to ride her bike!

Other Information:
1. Cycling is by far my favorite hobby.
2. Reading & writing.
3. Astronomy. .
4. Football.
5. I love crime shows: 24, 48 hours, CSI, Numbers, NCIS, Monk, etc.

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    4514 days ago

    Hello and welcome to the start of a new and healthier you. Whether you want to change your lifestyle to become fitter, sexier or just feel better about yourself, you have come to the right place.
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    4515 days ago
  • v DEB2448
    Welcome to spark people and the 40 something team. Good luck with your goals.
    Deb (co-leader of Creative Challenges & Saintly Souls Team)

    4516 days ago
  • v BILLALEX70
    Welcome to Spark!

    I hope that you find all of the tools and support to get you down below 200. I've never been 'normal' sized my entire life, so I can relate. It makes no difference to this community whether you need to lose 15 or 300 pounds. Everyone is welcome.

    Best wishes!
    4516 days ago
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