Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Spark Coach video this morning encouraged me to visualize a professional athlete who trains daily to be physically fit for upcoming competitions. This is to inspire me to stick with the "training" I am now undertaking to lose weight and be more fit. This makes me laugh because I do not think of myself as an athlete in any sense of the term. I am notoriously inept at any sport requiring the use of a ball.
However, now that I think about it, I am quite good at swimming. I enjoy lifting weights. I love hiking. Perhaps, I've been unfair to myself to say I am not athletic. I could quite honestly claim that I excel in sports that do not require the use of a silly ball.
In any case, I have success stories in my life in which I have maintained daily "training" habits over long periods of time. I have kept a journal for years. I have read through the entire Bible - reading small portions daily. So I thought of a friend who is training for a marathon. I can do this daily weight loss "marathon" in the way he prepares for his marathon - take some time each day to work at the goal.