It's been some time since I last wrote a Fitness Friday post.
There's a good reason for that. I've not been practicing what I preach!
For most of my life, I've made exercise a habit. I could never really understand those people who said they just can't get into it. To me, it was simply a choice I made for my health and a way to stay in shape.
Did it take discipline? You bet.
But even when I didn't feel like it, I did it. And over time, I began to actually enjoy it. That's typically what happens when you create a habit in your life.
Well then ...life happened!
Over the past six months, my life has been in a tailspin. I've moved into a much smaller temporary home. I sold all of my furniture, including all of my exercise equipment. And that included my treadmill and weights. I know; how could I let them go? Well, it was a package deal.
I've not been consistent in my exercise for the last six months. Here and there, I've taken long walks. And I do have a few free weights that I keep under my desk. And I've used them once in a while. But what has been missing is ...consistency.
And the result is that I've gained some weight. I don't even know how much I've gained because I can't find my scale in the garage that is packed with boxes. I just know that my clothes are tight. It's hard to close the zipper of my pants.
In the past, getting dressed wasn't a problem at all. Now I have to try on three or four outfits and look in the mirror. This one is way too tight. I'm top heavy to begin with but adding those extra pounds makes it worse. I fall out of everything.
I finally understand what many of my friends have been saying!
However, I'm determined to get back in shape.
I want to have lots of energy again.
I want to sleep better at night.
I want to fit into my clothes.
I don't want to obsess over how I look in the mirror.
I want to be about the Kingdom work God has called me to.
I want to focus on others, not me.
I want to go to my 40th high school reunion next year in Lindenhurst.
I want to fit into my dress for Kristin's wedding in September of this year.
So, now I want to hear from you.
Where are you as far as exercise goes?
Has it become a habit for you?
What might motivate you to make exercise a habit?
I'm joining up with my friend Sandy of God Speaks Today (the originator of Fitness Friday).
I want to be serious about getting back in shape.
No fad diets; just simple healthy eating that I can live with.
I think we all could use some accountability, don't you?