DAY 1 – PHYSICAL Basic Training in Holiness – The Fundamentals

DAY 1 – PHYSICAL Basic Training in Holiness – The Fundamentals

From Sister Mary Brigid Callan …

A Blessed Ash Wednesday to you, Troops!

Have you heard that ashes on your forehead helps you burn more calories?

Neither have I. I’m pretty sure they don’t.

For those who don’t know me, I’m a Sister, a certified fitness instructor through the American Council on Exercise, a certified Senior Fitness Instructor, a marathoner, and, most importantly, A SINNER. (Not necessarily in that order. Just sayin’.)

Father Richard has invited me to guide us in physical training to accompany our spiritual training for these 54 days….I count myself blessed to do so!

Today let’s cover some FUNDAMENTALS:

— If you’re new to exercise, returning after more than 6 months of being sedentary, or returning after an injury, PLEASE see a doctor before beginning any exercise program, including this one.

— Like the sacraments, FORM MATTERS! No matter what exercise you do in this program, always use good form. If you’re wobbly or getting so tired that you can’t do an exercise in proper form, it’s time to stop and move on.

— KNOW YOUR LIMITS. We’re trying to build fit Catholics here, but actually expiring from doing this program would be a QUESTIONABLE MARTYRDOM.

— Don’t worry about equipment. The only thing you will want to have is a set of rosary beads. AND NO, THEY DON’T HAVE TO WEIGH 10 POUNDS. (But if you find some that do, let me know…cuz, that’s pretty cool.)

— I’ll give you some modifications to adjust for a few different ability levels. LET ME KNOW if you have any special needs or injuries, and I’ll do what I can to help you adjust. LIKE LIFE, all of this is done at your own risk, and we will all take responsibility for ourselves.

— Message me if you have private questions, or just ask questions in the comments.

Prepare for hitting the camp for an opening workout tomorrow.