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Strong For Your Tasks: Health & Holiness

Strong For Your Tasks: Health & Holiness

By Cody Wieler
The Strong For Your Tasks Podcast gives you the information you need to steward your body and eat and exercise in a way that brings glory to God.

Whether you are just starting out on your fitness journey, or are a seasoned veteran, the Strong For Your Tasks Podcast will offer helpful tips as well and challenge you to assess the heart behind your actions.

You may never be healthy, but you can be healthier. You may never be strong but you can be stronger. You can be Strong For Your Tasks.

*Always check with your MD or physician before following advice from some random guy on the internet.
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077: A Discussion with Dr. Alexandria Ford (Cultivate Well)
In today's episode, I talk with Alexandria Ford (Ed.D., A-CFHC, CPT). Alex wrote her doctoral thesis titled, "The Implications of an Evangelical Theology of the Body for Christocentric Spiritual Formation." at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. We discuss why it's important to view the body as a holistic unit and why it matters that we are embodied beings. You can follow Alex at her website, Cultivate Well, or on Instagram @cultivatewell.co. --- Buy Strong For Your Tasks 2.0 here! www.codywieler.com
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August 29, 2022
076: Be More Human (6/6)
In the series finale, I want to discuss the future of mental health. How do we cope with rising rates of mental illness, suicide and drug use? Can our society survive lockdowns, restrictions, famines, inflation, or *insert-next-global-crisis*? Perhaps the answer to all of our mental health struggles is simpler than we thought. Other Episodes: 1/6: The Bible and Mental Health 2/6: Hormones, Medication and Mental Health 3/6: Mental Health in a Modern World 4/6: Mental Health and Spiritual Warfare 5/6: Lifting Yourself out of Mental Illness . . www.codywieler.com Buy Strong For Your Tasks 2.0 here!
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August 13, 2022
075: Lifting Yourself Out of Mental Illness (5/6)
In episode 5, we'll look at how everyday practices such as exercise, eating well and getting enough enough sleep can impact mental health. Other Episodes: 1/6: The Bible and Mental Health 2/6: Hormones, Medication and Mental Health 3/6: Mental Health in a Modern World 4/6: Mental Health and Spiritual Warfare 6/6: Be More Human . . www.codywieler.com Buy Strong For Your Tasks 2.0 here!
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August 12, 2022
074: Mental Health and Spiritual Warfare (4/6)
Did the devil make you do it? Are your mental health issues a result of demonic oppression? In this episode, I look at if your physical problems could have spiritual roots. Other Episodes: 1/6: The Bible and Mental Health 2/6: Hormones, Medication and Mental Health 3/6: Mental Health in a Modern World 5/6: Lifting Yourself out of Mental Illness 6/6: Be More Human . . Buy Strong For Your Tasks 2.0 here! codywieler.com
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August 11, 2022
073: Mental Health in a Modern World (3/6)
The third episode dives into the effects of social media and technology on mental health. Other Episodes: 1/6: The Bible and Mental Health 2/6: Hormones, Medication and Mental Health 4/6: Mental Health and Spiritual Warfare 5/6: Lifting Yourself out of Mental Illness 6/6: Be More Human . . www.codywieler.com Buy Strong For Your Tasks 2.0 here!
07:53
August 10, 2022
072: Hormones, Medication and Mental Health (2/6)
Do imbalanced hormones cause mental illness? Are prescription medications the only answer? Plus one question you need to consider when thinking about mental health. Other Episodes: 1/6: The Bible and Mental Health 3/6: Mental Health in a Modern World 4/6: Mental Health and Spiritual Warfare 5/6: Lifting Yourself out of Mental Illness 6/6: Be More Human . . www.codywieler.com  Buy Strong For Your Tasks 2.0 here!
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August 09, 2022
071: The Bible and Mental Health (1/6)
In episode one of a six-part series, I look at the Bible and mental health. We'll look at some characters who were struggling, some Psalms and ultimately how might you start to address your own mental health. Other Episodes: 2/6: Hormones, Medication and Mental Health 3/6: Mental Health in a Modern World 4/6: Mental Health and Spiritual Warfare 5/6: Lifting Yourself out of Mental Illness 6/6: Be More Human . . www.codywieler.com Buy Strong For Your Tasks 2.0 here!
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August 08, 2022
070: How to Make Changes that Matter
As the saying goes, "nothing changes, if nothing changes." However, making meaningful change is difficult. In today's episode, I'm going to give you one tip to help you make change that matters and change that sticks. www.codywieler.com Buy Strong For Your Tasks 2.0 here!
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July 25, 2022
069: Practical Parenting
While most episodes focus on the "strong" part of strong for your tasks, I'm going to look at the "tasks" portion. I'm going to give you two of my best pieces of advice for parenting so you can be the best parent you can be. codywieler.com Buy Strong For Your Tasks 2.0 here!
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July 18, 2022
068: There is No One Size Fits All Approach to Health
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June 20, 2022
067: Transformed One Degree at a Time
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June 06, 2022
066: Your $75K Body
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May 30, 2022
065: Another Virus is Coming! (Will YOU be ready?)
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May 23, 2022
064: Carbs 101
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May 16, 2022
063: Start Asking the Right Question
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May 09, 2022
062: How to Be Healthy (without being weird about it)
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May 02, 2022
061: How to Stop Overeating
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April 25, 2022
060: What is "Gospel-Centered" Fitness?
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April 18, 2022
059: A (Sustainable) Two-Week Approach to Fat Loss
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April 11, 2022
057: The 3500 Calorie Weight Loss Plan
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March 28, 2022
056: Living Beyond Failure
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March 21, 2022
055: Should You Lift to Failure?
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March 14, 2022
054: 3 Reasons YOU Should Track Your Food
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March 07, 2022
053: Why YOU Should Focus on Strength
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February 28, 2022
052: Why #followjesusnotdiets is Wrong (and Harmful)
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February 21, 2022
051: How Would Reaching Your Goals Impact Your Tasks?
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February 14, 2022
050: The Myth of the Post-Workout Window
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February 07, 2022
049: Stewarding Your Child's Health
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January 31, 2022
048: How Much Water Should You Drink? (CUENAR)
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January 24, 2022
047: The One Day Diet
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January 17, 2022
046: 3 Hidden Dangers of COVID (that are hiding in plain sight)
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January 10, 2022
045: What is Holiness? (and how does it impact my health?)
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January 03, 2022
044: What is the OPTIMAL Meal Frequency?
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December 27, 2021
043: The Best Exercises for Every Body Part
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23:59
December 20, 2021
042: Tips to Survive the Holidays
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December 13, 2021
041: Start Your Resolution Today
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December 06, 2021
040: Eat THIS at Night to Lose Fat and Improve Health
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November 29, 2021
039: You Can't "Tone" Muscles
Did you know that you can't "tone" your muscles? Find out what most people mean by "toning", why it's impossible and what you should actually be focusing on to get the look you're after.  Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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November 22, 2021
038: Give Yourself THIS Long to Reach Your Goals
Sometimes the problem isn’t unrealistic goals, it’s unreasonable expectations. Links:  codywieler.com  Instagram Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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November 15, 2021
037: Which is the BEST form of resistance training?
While you know resistance training is important, which form should you do? In this episode I look at three different forms of resistance training and lay out some pros and cons of each. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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November 08, 2021
036: Stop Running
If you've tried to lose weight, you've most likely turned to cardio as a means to an end. It makes sense - cardio sucks, so it must work, right? While cardio does burn calories, I recommend a different form of exercise to prioritize if fat loss, or even general health, is your goal. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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November 01, 2021
035: What does the BIBLE say about Gluttony?
In this episode, I dive into the topic of gluttony and look at what the Bible says (and and doesn't say) about it. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
12:47
October 25, 2021
034: The Parable of the Soccer Player
As you are on your stewardship journey, it can be easy to lose focus and get distracted by elements beyond your control. In today's episode, I give a parable and encourage you to put your focus on your actions, not the outcomes. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
06:03
October 18, 2021
033: A Fresh Perspective on Progress
Making progress is fun - after all, it's why you started in the first place. However, eventually everyone reaches a point where progress stops. In today's episode, I want to give you a fresh perspective on progress to help keep you going, even when the changes don't. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
04:55
October 11, 2021
032: ReThink Breakfast
Breakfast may or may not be the most important meal of the day, but it certainly is the most marketed. Regardless of when you break your daily fast, you should be trying to get high quality, nutritious food into your body. In today's episode, I invite you to rethink your breakfast. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
06:33
October 04, 2021
031: Core Four Spiritual Habits
A major part of stewardship is growing in your relationship with Jesus. While physical training is important, training your spiritual "muscles" is more important. In this episode I unpack four core habits to help you grow in your faith. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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September 27, 2021
030: Core Four Muscle Building Habits
Maybe your stewardship doesn't involve losing fat, or maybe you're just looking to build some muscle. By consistently practicing these core four habits, you'll be able to build strong, lean muscles and a healthier body. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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September 20, 2021
029: Core Four Fat Loss Habits
Losing fat doesn't have to be complicated.  In this episode, I give you four habits that, if you can practice consistently, will lead to fat loss. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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September 13, 2021
028: A Reasonable Guide to Intuitive Eating
There are many ways to eat that will allow you to steward your body. In today's episode I unpack Intuitive Eating. The ability to eat intuitively should be something we are all working towards, but it might not be the best place to start. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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September 06, 2021
027: Overfed and Undernourished
One of my favorite parts about exploring stewardship is seeing all of the parallels between our physical and spiritual walks. In today's episode, I unpack how our society at large, as well as Christians in general are overfed and undernourished, both in their diets as well as theology. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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August 30, 2021
026: Stewarding Your Broken Body
In today's episode, I'm reading a piece from my book, STRONG FOR YOUR TASKS. Traditional standards of "fit" and "healthy" automatically disqualify certain groups of people from attaining them. What if you're disabled, sick or just getting older? If your body is broken, malfunctioning or just getting older, it may seem like you have an excuse to not focus on your health. Wrong. While you may not be able to achieve certain levels of fitness, you can steward your body and be strong for your tasks. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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August 23, 2021
025: Photo Food Journal
There are many ways to increase awareness of what you're eating. In past episodes, I've looked at calorie counting and portion control as two of them. In today's episode I look at photo food journalling as one way you may choose to become more aware of the quality and quantity of food you're eating. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
11:03
August 16, 2021
024: Sola Nutrimen - The Sixth Sola? (Book Excerpt)
In today's episode, I read a section from my book, STRONG FOR YOUR TASKS. This excerpt explores the purpose of food and how food is fuel, but isn't only fuel. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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August 09, 2021
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August 07, 2021
023: Motivation is Not Enough
Stop me if you've heard this one before: It's Sunday evening, and you just finished (another) a weekend of laziness and overeating. You promise that, starting tomorrow, things will be different. Riding high on motivation and glucose, you start Monday with a bang... only to fizzle out. What happened? The same thing that always happens: You start when motivation is high, and quit when motivation is low. In today's episode, I'm looking at why relying on motivation is not a good idea if you want to stick with your goals and what to do instead. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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August 02, 2021
022: Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent Fasting (IF) has exploded in popularity. Somehow people have managed to package and sell not eating. In this episode, I unpack IF and try to help you decide if it's something you should implement and how you might go about it. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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July 26, 2021
021: Should Christians Do Yoga?
Yoga is an ancient practice that has spread throughout the world. To some it's a great way to alleviate aches and pains, but is that all yoga is, and more importantly, should Christians be practicing it? Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
09:32
July 19, 2021
020: All About Full-Body Workouts
Let’s get practical with an episode all about full-body workouts.  Are full body workouts the best way for you to work out?  Find out in today’s episode. Links: Full-body Workout codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
08:57
July 12, 2021
019: How Fast Can You Lose Fat?
Everyone wants results yesterday. However, did you know there is an upper limit to fat loss? In this episode I dive into how much fat you should expect to lose each week (spoiler: it's less than you think!) Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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July 05, 2021
018: A Uniquely Christian Approach to Fitness
There are many books, diets and exercise programs claiming to be "Christian". But most are nothing more than a diet program with a few verses slapped on them. In today's episode, I look at why stewardship is a uniquely Christian approach to your health and fitness. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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June 28, 2021
017: Everything You Need to Know About Protein
Protein. You've heard of it, but what is it, and why should it matter to you? In this episode, I'll give you everything you need to know (not everything there is to know) about this very important macronutrient. Links: 20g of Protein for Under 200 Calories codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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June 21, 2021
016: Functional 5
What are Functional Exercises?  A Functional Exercise is an exercise that mimics your daily tasks.  Find out my picks for the most functional exercises in today’s episode. Links: Functional 5 Videos codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
18:22
June 14, 2021
015: A Reasonable Guide to Portion Control
Today we will look at all things Portion Control. What it is. What it isn’t.  How to split up your plate. How to use a tool you always have with you, etc. Take a listen to find out if you want to make portion controlled eating a part of your stewardship journey. Links: Portion Control Graphics codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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June 07, 2021
014: Are You a Fitness Gnostic? (Book Excerpt)
In today's episode, I read a section from my book, Strong For Your Tasks, and ask the question, are you a Fitness Gnostic? Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks **I'm not a doctor, nor to I play one on the internet. Check with your doctor before you practice anything you hear on the podcast.
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May 31, 2021
013: Simplify Stewardship by Following Jesus' Teaching
Does stewarding your body seem complicated? Are you getting bogged down in all of the fitness info and how-to’s? In this pivotal episode I want to share four words with you that will cut through all the noise and get to the heart of what it means to steward your body in any situation. If you can only listen to one episode, make it this one. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks **I'm not a doctor, nor to I play one on the internet. Check with your doctor before you practice anything you hear on the podcast.
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May 24, 2021
012: Should Christians Eat Vegan?
"Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so." - Genesis 1:29-30  Vegan diets are growing in popularity (and politicization). And there is a growing number of Christians advocating for other Christians to join them in “eating the way God intended”. Should Christians be eating vegan? Let’s get to bottom of what the Bible says about eating vegan.  Links:  codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks **I'm not a doctor, nor to I play one on the internet. Check with your doctor before you practice anything you hear on the podcast.
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May 10, 2021
011: Does Paul Promote Exercise? A Dive Into 1 Timothy 4:8
“For while bodily training is of some value...” Strangely, this Bible verse gets thrown around to both promote and oppose exercise. In this episode I’ll unpack what 1 Timothy 4:8 ACTUALLY says? And we’ll look at what this verse means for our health and fitness. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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May 03, 2021
010: A Christian Perspective on Obesity
The topic of obesity is a sensitive one. But I think the church has been all too willing to shy away from it. And while I think it is a topic that is tough, the church needs to be dealing with tough issues and it needs to be calling out sin. In today’s episode we’re talking about obesity. Let’s get started. Links: BMI Calculator codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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April 26, 2021
009: Food Adultery
“I wouldn’t cheat on my wife, why would I cheat on my diet.” I heard a pastor say this a while back and my jaw hit the floor! Is cheating on your diet like cheating on your spouse? Is breaking the dietary rules you’ve set for yourself the same as breaking God’s law? Let’s talk about it. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks
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April 19, 2021
008: Move More, Eat Less: true but not helpful
 “Move More. Eat Less.”  You’ve probably heard this statement a thousand times in regards to weight loss. While it is true... it’s not overly helpful. In today’s episode I’m going to give you some advice that is both TRUE and HELPFUL for losing weight. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks **I'm not a doctor, nor to I play one on the internet. Check with your doctor before you practice anything you hear on the podcast.
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April 12, 2021
007: A Reasonable Guide to Calorie Counting
(Part 3 of 3) Here is your Reasonable Guide to Calorie Counting if you have decided that this is a tool that you would like to use to help you steward your body. I understand that you need the changes you make for your health to actually be possible in your REAL LIFE. So I created this episode to help you count calories without being consumed by it. *Disclaimer* Calorie Counting is not right for everyone. Please go back and listen to Part 1 & 2 to find out if Calorie Counting would be a safe and helpful tool for you. Links: Calorie Calculator codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks **I'm not a doctor, nor to I play one on the internet. Check with your doctor before you practice anything you hear on the podcast.
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April 05, 2021
006: What is Calorie Counting?
 (Part 2 of 3) Calorie Counting comes with a boatload of baggage. Is it the Holy Grail of weight loss? Or is it too restrictive and potentially dangerous? In this episode I hope to calm the waters and give you a clear awareness of what Calorie Counting really is and how to use (or not use) this tool to help you steward your body. Is Calorie Counting the tool for you? Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks **I'm not a doctor, nor to I play one on the internet. Check with your doctor before you practice anything you hear on the podcast.
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March 29, 2021
005: What is a Calorie?
(Part 1 of 3) What is a calorie anyways? Are all calories the same? There’s a lot of misinformation and confusion about calories floating around the fitness world. So today, I’m going to give you the no-fluff calorie info you need to help you steward YOUR body. **I'm not a doctor, nor to I play one on the internet. Check with your doctor before you practice anything you hear on the podcast.
07:19
March 22, 2021
004: Christian Freedom (Free to/Free from)
This is a pivotal concept to grasp when it comes to eating and exercise! We have incredible freedom in Christ!  What does that look like when applied to our fitness? Are we using that freedom or abusing that freedom? “Free To. Free From.” may be the idea that helps you finally break free from legalism or bondage to start to steward your own body. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks **I'm not a doctor, nor to I play one on the internet. Check with your doctor before you practice anything you hear on the podcast.
06:37
March 15, 2021
003: Humility in Stewardship
As you pursue your fitness goals, is your attitude one of pride or humility?  Are you going about your eating and exercise to win the applause of man?  Or are your efforts characterized by a humble attitude?  In this episode I discuss the importance of humility in the stewardship of our bodies. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks **I'm not a doctor, nor to I play one on the internet. Check with your doctor before you practice anything you hear on the podcast.
05:44
March 15, 2021
002: What is Stewardship-Based Fitness?
Let’s define our terms. What is Stewardship-Based Fitness?  It’s not a specific diet or exercise plan. It’s all about your deeper motivation.  In today’s episode I’ll give you the details of what it means to be strong for YOUR tasks. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks **I'm not a doctor, nor to I play one on the internet. Check with your doctor before you practice anything you hear on the podcast.
07:22
March 15, 2021
001: The Purpose of the Podcast
What makes this podcast different from other fitness podcasts? I’m here to help you steward YOUR body for the glory of God. Helpful Fitness Resources. Biblical Principles. No Foul Language. No Sexual Pictures. Stewardship Based Fitness. Let’s get started. Links: codywieler.com Instagram @codywieler Buy Strong For Your Tasks **I'm not a doctor, nor to I play one on the internet. Check with your doctor before you practice anything you hear on the podcast.
06:56
March 11, 2021