This is a rebroadcast. The episode originally ran in June 2020.

Skye Fagrell lives in Queen Creek, Arizona, but grew up in Los Gatos, in the San Francisco Bay Area. He and his wife, Jacque, met at Brigham Young University, where he studied Visual Arts and coaching & teaching physical education. They moved to Arizona when he was offered a position teaching Seminary in Tempe. Skye is the author of More Fit 4 The Kingdom. At the time of this podcast he was serving as a bishop.

Skye Fagrell & family

Links

More Fit 4 The Kingdom: Gain the Spiritual Strength the Savior Emphasized by Following the Training Program He Utilized
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Highlights

6:40 Skye’s journey to becoming a seminary teacher
9:20 Where the book started: measuring and quantifying fitness
13:55 Story of Milo of Crotan and the bull: the overload principle and how he translates it to spiritual concepts

  • Elder Bednar’s story of the tires spinning in the snow until the heavy load was in the truck

16:55 Striving

  • How the concept of striving has been incorporated in the temple recommend questions
  • Taking a productive pause so that we can progress
  • We need to have confidence in the grace of Christ, but we gain that confidence as we are striving

23:00 Analogy of the course of life and running a race

  • Elder Renlund quote: “Once back on the path, it’s as if we were never off.”
  • Comparing ourselves to others leads to low spiritual self esteem

26:55 Story of snowboard cross athlete Lindsey Jacobellis’ first showing at the Olympics
31:30 Fusing the motivation of striving with grace

  • Luke 2:52 — The four areas of the Savior’s growth
  • D&C 93:12-13 — Grace for grace and grace to grace: an exchange and progress
  • D&C 45:3-5 — Christ is the advocate and when He represents us it becomes about Him, not about us

43:10 We need to focus on balancing all four areas: wisdom (intellectual), stature (physical), in favor with God (spirituality), in favor with man (social)—work/life balance
53:50 Goal-setting strategies

  • MOREFIT: a goal-setting funnel

The MOREFIT Goal Setting & Achieving Strategies
1:09:10 Overcoming plateaus: story of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and changing the frequency of his stroke

  • Change either the duration, frequency, or intensity to break out

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