Friday, February 08, 2008
I posted this on the 2SG message board, and I wanted to have it on my Spark page for added motivation :)
I want to share something I just realized: when you start to feel like there's no time to do all the things you need to, you can't get it all done, you'll never reach your goals, you'll always be overweight and unhealthy...it's important to pray, seek God's guidance and direction, but it's equally important to DO something! Start with something tiny.
For instance, for the past few weeks, I've been busy, tired, and unmotivated, so I haven't exercised at all. I've spent so much time & energy berating myself and being negative (all that negative self-talk in the first paragraph? Those are things I've been thinking!), that I missed a lot of opportunities to make a difference in myself.
What turned the tide? I'm sitting at my desk at work, and it's been a slow afternoon. I finally decided to get up and march in place for a few minutes. I got about 10 minutes of exercise in. Then, I looked out the window and saw how sunny & beautiful it is, so I went outside for a short walk--another 5 minutes of exercise! As I was walking, I thought about going to the gym on Monday, but then I realized I don't have to wait until Monday! I can go to the gym today! I'm not even going to go home & change first, I'm just going straight to the gym. (Okay, so I'll have to wash my outfit. Big deal!)
Anyway, just a few baby steps--literally!--are making me much healthier! Praise God, from whom all blessings flow :)