This weekend at church we talked about how comparing ourselves to one another is just a no win situation. But one of my favorite parts was the Message translation of the verse from Galatians:

Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original. -Galatians 5:25-26 MSG

It inspired me to make a workout! So, here it is. I’m creative but I’m also super cliche-y and dorky. So, the inspiration just came from spelling out the word ORIGINAL. Doing the exercises listed below, we’re aiming for 5 sets, 26 reps each. You might not make it through 5 sets, that’s fine. Aim for at least 3!

O= One arm swings. Use a weight or kettle bell in a wide squat stance and swing it up no higher than your forehead. Switch arms at the top.

R= Reverse Flys. Stand with the weight in one leg, the other one behind you with the toe lightly touching. Bring weights up in a lateral motion. You’re targeting your back here.

I= Incline Push Ups. Use anything to get the incline. I did one arm inclined at a time, 13 each side.

G= Goblet Squat. Reduce your range of motion as needed. Feet are in a wide stance, knees/ankle/toes in alignment. Hold something like a goblet. =D

I= Ice Skaters. You’re hopping or stepping into a curtsey lunge. Keep your chest up, eyes forward.

N= Nose dive push-ups. Maybe also called skull crushers but that wouldn’t work with N, would it? Your hands are close together, your feet are wide apart. Your spine is in alignment all the way through your head. “Nose dive” down. It is a small movement but you’ll feel it after 26 reps.

A= Ab Wheel. If you don’t have an ab roller, use anything or use the Ab machine at the gym.

L= Lumberjack lunges. Keep your back straight, chest up/out and make sure your knees don’t go over your toes. You don’t need to go as far down as I do)

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