I AM Lesson # 4

PurposeTo reach and teach ready, willing and able students a Christian faith-based personalized pattern of exercise called I AM (Inspired Appropriate Movement), in order to glorify God, to improve personal fitness, and to move with our brain in mind.


Bible Truth #4.  All things should be done decently and in order. 1 Cor 14:40

KEY WORDS — Loyalty, Substance, Coordinated, Discipline, Sensitive, Progress, Change

PERSONALIZED CONFESSIONHeavenly Father, in Jesus’ name, I express my loyalty to You.  I know my life will change whether I like it or not. I want my life to transform in a healthy Spiritual way, and it can only be done if it is coordinated by You.  Please help me to discipline my life to becoming sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Lord, encourage me so I can make progress in becoming a person of substance; a person that is holy, healthy, happy, and held together by Your Word and Your love that will never fail me.

DEMONSTRATION TERMS:  Creator, creation, principles, patterns


Teacher: Explains, demonstrates, provides understanding

Student: Paraphrases, participates, demonstrates, provides feedback

1. Revisit lessons 1-3;

2. Be a Doer, not just a hearer – Experiment with I AM

3. Discussion

Water Consumption Most of the information I've seen on the topic recommends that you drink 8 or 8- 10 cups (8 ounce servings) of water per day.
Not drinking enough water can cause numerous negative effects.  Headaches are probably the best known effect of not drinking
enough water, but other things like heartburn, sore muscles, high blood pressure, kidney stones, and fatigue can be either
caused or worsened by not drinking enough water.
Another fact you may find interesting is this summary of the drinking habits of Americans by the International Bottled Water Association.
They discuss a survey which showed that most Americans drink less than the recommended 8 glasses of water per day.
Another article about water consumption that recommends you drink 1/2 to 2/3 ounces of water for each pound of body weight per day:

Step 1

First, calculate your maximum heart rate. To do so, subtract your age from 220.

Step 2

Your optimum heart rate, the sweet spot for your workout, is about 50 to 80 percent of your maximum heart rate.

Step 3

For example, if you’re 34 years old, your maximum heart rate is 186 heartbeats per minute. Fifty percent of that is 93, and 80 percent is about 149.

Step 4

While you’re exercising, take a moment to check your pulse. If you have a heart monitor, the beats-per-minute number will show up on the screen. If you do not have a monitor, take your pulse for one minute and count how many times it beats. This is your beats per minute. If you are outside the target zone, consider making your workout more or less strenuous.