As always, it was an honor to lead 15 of the greatest HIM in the F3 Rock Region this gloom out at Independence. Thank you Anchor Bar and the rest of the PAX who decided to remove themselves from the fartsack to join YHC. At 0515 we began with the F3 Disclaimer and the following:
We began with a quick warmup by performing the following in cadence: Side Straddle Hops, Imperial Walkers, Low Slow Squats, Merkins, Peter Parker Peters, 10 6-Count Burpees.
We started off by taking a mosey to begin what is termed in F3 as Pearls on a String. We moseyed throughout the morning stopping occasionally for a series of exercises. The moseying was quick at times and slower at times, but strong enough to keep the heart rates up.
The first mosey took us to some short walls behind Dinkins Hall at Winthrop where we performed some Irkins, Dips, Step-Ups, and Derkins.
Then we headed over near Bancroft Park for some Mountain Climbers, CDD’s, Dips, and Pike Presses.
Then we headed down to the bottom of the steps at Campus Greens for some coupon work performing Curls, Tricep Extensions, and Overhead Presses (done twice). During this Pearl, we heard a train, so YHC instilled some Old Town rules and we performed 10 6-count burpees just for fun.
At this point YHC shared the NMM with the PAX.
Then we took a mosey over between the gym & cafeteria for some alternating lunges, lateral lunges, reverse lunges (both legs), and some low, slow jump squats.
Then we went to the front of the Tillman Hall where we had some Merkins, Wide Arm Merkins, and Diamond Merkins.
Then we took another mosey back to Dinkins Hall covered area for some people’s chair w/head, shoulder, knees, & toes; Ball to the Wall; London Bridge, and what has been named as Sydney Bridge.
The final mosey took us back to the COT for some ab lab until 0600.
Starting is much easier than finishing. Many of us have started things in our lives, but have had much more difficulty finishing. Physical fitness, spiritual fitness, honey-do lists, etc. We tend though, to lose interest, become distracted by other more fun things, or simply run out of resources (time, money, etc.).
All of us who put our faith in Jesus become one of God’s amazing ‘start ups.’ God is at work, remaking us into a new person who conforms more and more to the image of Jesus. Fortunately for us, God does not lose interest, become distracted, or run out of resources. He finishes what He starts.
Paul told the young Christians at the new church in Philippi, ‘he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus’ (Philippians 1:6).
Don’t let setbacks or failures in your life – or in the lives of others – fool you into thinking that God has gone on to bigger and better things. He will never abandon the transformative work He begins in the lives of His children.
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