Thursday, June 20, 2013
Confession is good for the soul. At least that's what I've always heard. But it's not really my soul that is my concern today.....it's my body. Let's see if confession is good for that, too.
I'm lazy. OK, I've said it. Worse yet, it's true. Mention exercise to me & I can tell you two dozen reasons why I can't do it right now.....or later........or later still. Some of them really sound good, too. But the truth is they are just excuses, because that's easier.
Oh, I do exercise. Sometimes even for several days in a row. But then things come up that prevent me from being more consistent. My current goal is to stop that terrible habit & start exercising on a regular basis. Doesn't have to be a marathon a day - good thing since I'm not a runner & never will be. Just some type of exercise. This evening I did a 75 minute yoga class at the Y. I'll be honest....it hurt. But I intend to go back.. If I did it on a regular basis it wouldn't hurt so much. I'd be able to do the stretches easier & reach farther.
I think my conscience made me go to the class tonight. I did try to find a reason not to go, but then I remembered a conversation I had this morning. My pastor/boss is a runner. They are in the processing of adopting four children - 6, 5, 4 & 2 years old. Since their morning have become pretty hectic, he hasn't been running on a daily basis like he did before. I said a week or so ago to go running after he got the 6 year old on his school bus & the 5 year old to her preschool. I said it's no problem if you run & come in a little later. So today that's what he did & said he felt better & had more energy. I told him I was glad someone was going to be doing some type of exercise on a regular basis.
Hmmmm, can't say it was bad advice & apparently I listened to it at least a little bit. I had also signed up for a yoga class on Saturday mornings, but I think I may cancel that one. I still have Curves to go to 3 time a week now that I have my car fixed. I also have a number of exercise CDs if I decide I don't want to go out (like when it is 100+ degrees for the 10th day in a row).
Anyway, that is my current goal......exercise some way every day. Well, maybe one day a week off.