12th Day of Fitmas


The Christmas Season is in full swing and despite my efforts to have a stress free, merry holiday I find myself getting caught up in the wrong reasons for this Holiday Cheer.  In the last few weeks, I have seen “12 Days of Fitmas Challenges” popping up all over my social media.  Never did I see anyone address the reason for the season. Now, I know with the various beliefs not everyone is celebrating the Holiday Season for the birth of Christ but this girl is and I couldn’t think of anything better than taking care of our temples at the same time. Carving out 30 minutes a day to reflect on God’s word to anticipate the birth of Christ and relieve some stress through a 15 minute physical activity.  That’s something that I couldn’t find, so, I made my own!

For the next 12 days we will be doing just that:

  • reflecting on the coming of Christ through God’s word
  • taking some personal time to rejoice and be with the Lord
  • worshiping through honoring our temple for 15 minutes of less a day

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Day 12

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[a] (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:23

Remember when you found out the gender of your little girl or boy. The anticipation for your little one that is going to change your life forever. Although, you haven’t met this little person you are already in love. Enters Matthew 1:23, Joseph is being told by an angel about Jesus. Just as exciting at the news of your child in the story of the Birth of Christ, this is a paramount part of the preparation for our Lord. Did you notice the angel says, “The virgin will….” Clearing Mary’s name in Joseph’s eyes and giving him an explanation for his soon to be bride’s conception. It also gives the name of our Lord which Joseph would be responsible for naming Jesus according to the customs at the time. Making Jesus both Joseph and Mary’s son. The most important part to me is that this is the introduction that God will soon be “with us” walking on this earth to eventually sacrifice and redeem all humanity.

These next 12 days let’s remember that we are celebrating “that one time when Jesus was born. To bring peace to all nations and salvation to the lost.” Instead of if your cookies are perfect, the house lights twinkle just right, and you have an ugly sweater for the party. Take some time today before the world’s Christmas creeps back into our agenda and reflect on what we’re celebrating soon.

Squats are tough but a great functional exercise to make standing and sitting easier on your joints. Building up these muscles will help you function better in your day to day life. So, give yourself 15 minutes to just squat it our and have a blessed day!

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