Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Of course as a believer in Christ, I am not ashamed of the gospel - it is the power of salvation to all those who believe. I am not ashamed of Jesus Christ - for all He's done in my life, I want always in every way to honor Him.
But I realized something today - neither am I ashamed or embarrassed to be seen working out. I was here in the computer lab at work, and my timer went off - time to do something. So I went to Spark's 11 minute chair cardio workout video and started doing that. In comes one of the sentries. He started to tease me. "What, working out in your CHAIR?" I told him I have to be careful of my knees and hip. He sat at a computer and went on to say, yeah, he knew about that - he had a hip replacement, and he's 53. I said, "I'll be 60 this summer" and he said, "Go on with you!" My daughter has always said my face was too young to let me keep my hair its natural gray, but it's nice to hear from an unbiased source!
I continued my workout, and the teacher I work with (who is accustomed to my occasional paroxisms of fitness) left the room, leaving the door ajar, and in walked one of my former students. He sees me, sees the video on the computer in front of me. "Miss, are you working out?" I answer in the affirmative and explain that I need to keep active. Tell him about my stationary bike. He said he works out at home too, and so we start talking about exercise equipment and such. This is a kid who is small of stature, so it's good that he's doing something for his fitness. Anyway, we had a nice discussion, all the while I'm doing this workout! (of course, MY part was a little huff-puffy, thus showing me that, yes, I WAS working out). It's good for kids to see us being REAL. Then when I tracked it, he was interested in THAT. I showed him the fitness tracker, showed him some of my favorites - snow shoveling, stationary bike...He thought that was interesting.
So, yeah. I'm not gonna stop what I need to do, just because someone might see me.