To Live and to Love

Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Deuteronomy 30:19-20.

Day Three: Get Moving! January 7, 2009

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Oh, boy, do I EVER need to be motivated to get moving! Since getting married, my exercise habits have come to a halt. This summer in South Carolina, Jeff and I went for a bike ride and shot hoops once or twice, but it was so incredibly hot that there was no joy in going outside. That, and the town we lived in was not public exercise friendly. Now, it’s rainy winter in the mountains but I think walking is still an option. I am so looking forward to summer in the mountains – the average high is 75!

Do you have an exercise routine?

No. And I don’t want to talk about it because talking about it brings shame.

If not, what are your main obstacles?

Procrastination, mainly. I say I will, but then I never get around to it. Laziness. Lack of Motivation.

How do you feel when you exercise?

I feel wonderful! That’s what I don’t get about my procrastinating laziness. I love how I feel after exercising! Especially a brisk walk outside – it is so invigorating. And I live on the side of mountain, so I have a built-in incline. I’m really quite stupid for not taking more advantage of my situation.

How much time do you sit each day?

I have no idea because I don’t keep a regular schedule. Some days I’m on my feet at Williams-Sonoma, some days I’m at home on the computer.

What, if anything, would you like to change about your approach to exercise?

I wish I could get my mind around the roadblock of thinking exercise is too a big ordeal. I elevate it in my mind to the point where it’s not an achievable goal. I would like to make myself view exercise as merely a daily habit.


Footnote: Tonight, I’m making up some feta-stuffed chicken breasts, cinnamon flavored bulgur, and green beans. Here’s to one more meal of a whole grain diet! The rain has cleared up, so maybe a walk outdoors is in the near future.


2 Responses to “Day Three: Get Moving!”

  1. Heather L. Says:

    Am enjoying all your new year posts! They make for good reading. 🙂 I hope you are finding them fun as well. i need to go exercise too…..

  2. Emily Says:

    Last night I tried a Zumba class. It’s like aerobics, but dance moves. It was really fun, and it feels less “exercisey” to me. And now to reward myself 🙂 I’m having Muddy Buddies and Pepsi for lunch! Love you!

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