Day 222 of the Fruit feast. i sprained my neck muscle again last week while doing chins. i believe its because i have increased the intensity of the workout by increasing the number of reps of push ups and keeping the rest period between them the same (2 minutes). i felt something twinge in my neck and was in pain for the next 2 days. Since this has happened twice this month i decided to scale back the workout this week. i increased my rest period to 3 minutes between sets while doing 70 push ups/10 chins with a rest period for 3 sets followed by 60 push ups/10 chins for 3 sets and 2 sets of 25 push ups for a total of 440/60. That has worked well so far and i am still able to increase my reps per set on the push ups. My totals for the month of August will be below my set goals though. These things happen and i just have to roll with it.
i will miss the mango season when it concludes. The mangoes are so delicious right now. Aside from the Durian, the mango is my favorite fruit (i am sure many will agree). The cantaloupes have been very good as well. i love to drink the juice of them with the watermelon. It is second only to my beloved orange juice. A dear sister bought me a durian and a case of oranges and presented them to me last Sabbath. Such wonderful love between the brethren in Christ. Our fellowship in Him is so sweet. i have never had as rich a religious experience as i am having now with my Lord and His people. Christ is the main reason of course but i believe the improvements in my diet He has given me have also been a great aid in this. Its unfortunate that many who profess to be Christian are ignorant (some willfully and others sincerely) of the relationship between what we place in the Living Temple of the Holy Ghost (our body) and our growth in the Spirit. i pray that i will be an example of the Love of Christ so this truth can be made manifest through me and others may receive the same blessing.
Today was a typical meal day for me:
Breakfast: half a 15lb watermelon, 3 large mangoes (all sweet and delicious)
Lunch: 2 large garden tomatoes chopped with one cucumber tossed with guacamole. Spread some sunflower seeds over it.
Dinner: 40oz watermelon-cantaloupe juice.
Spiritual bread: Ezekiel 37, Proverbs 31, Ecclesiates 1-2.
Exercise: 2.5 hrs of basketball.
Grace and peace be multiplied.