Having to deal with the physical aspect of a long-term recovery process or a short-term program can seem impossible. We believe in helping you through initiating physical activity (weights & calisthenics) & exercise programs, e.g., Planet Fitness; learning how to balance the training your body needs and combining that with a healthy balanced menu is hard, but we will help you figure it out and focus on the new you.
Keeping a scheduled sleep time, quiet time & relaxation training are essential for reprogramming the body & preparing an individual for physical activity in his or her new life. Dealing with the discipline of the body will be one of the first parts as we teach you in recovery/mentoring, and we want it to stay with you. Setting goals for your body will allow you to overcome obstacles you may not have been able to do before.
Confidence in our God-given temple will motivate you to become better disciples in the Kingdom of God.
We will invite certified nutritionists, guest speakers & trainers to help inspire & motivate those we are helping in the community in this Redeemed walk of long-term recovery in Christ. Understanding that the complexity of chemical imbalances & trauma induce issues are real does not stop us from teaching how to overcome these obstacles.
Cooking, cleaning, hygiene, and self-esteem exercises throughout this phase are paramount. The main purpose of working with an individual on techniques for a better body is to instill new hope in them. As they see their bodies change from years of wear and tear and neglect and be transformed with daily activity, they can declare that God has given back what the worm has eaten. We will bring people of interest that are happily walking this long-term redeemed lifestyle and speakers to inspire this Hope in Christ Jesus.
The body is designed to heal as well as be whole & our volunteers are waiting to help each person reach their goal in their sober-minded body. We will not promote the lie that once an addict, always an addict. You are created for greatness, and don’t you forget it; God doesn’t!!
Reference: I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, Holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (Romans 12:1)