Our family has watched Biggest Loser since the show began and have admired those contestants who give their all to change their lives through making healthier choices. So when Susan and I received a gift card for Best Buy we decided to purchase the Biggest Loser Workout for Xbox 360 Kinect. We got it in the mail yesterday and decided to check it out last night. I have to admit that I was impressed with the programs.
Besides a wide variety of programs the actual exercising is very interactive. Along with a virtual trainer to imitate there is also a small image of you doing the exercise off to one side. If you are not getting the movements right your image is red. It turns green when you do get it right.
There are little symbols above your virtual image that turn red or green to let you know when you are moving your arms and feet properly. If you are slightly off there is verbal encouragement to keep trying. And if you are getting it right the trainers – Bob and Jillian no less – encourage you.
The amount of feedback is amazing given that it is just a video game! It’s the kind of support and encouragement that God intends for us to share together in as the body of Christ. We need to be sharing the journey of life closely enough that we can be speaking the truth in love to one another.
Without the feedback of others we can be blind to areas of our lives that are less than God honoring. We need people in our lives who love us enough to point such things out and cheer for us when we get it right. Our “default” setting seems to be doing life on our own; but God wired us to share the journey.
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. ~ Romans 12:10
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. ~ Colossians 3:16
Who are you sharing the journey with and how can you encourage them in their relationship with God?