I’ve been feeling a bit guilty lately. Instead of mixing gym visits with walking, I’ve just been doing the walking. I rationalized this decision because walking is my favorite form of exercise, and I love being outside, enjoying the summer. But then my bank statement comes, and I’m reminded every month that I’m paying for something that I’m not using.
Being on vacation these past couple of days has given me the chance to review the goals I set for myself this year. One of those goals, a really important one, was to get to the gym at least three times a week. Darn. Again, the rationalization kicks back in. “At least you’re exercising…” You know how it goes. Maybe you’ve got a couple of New Year’s resolutions that have a similar outcome?
Well, enough of that. I just got back from a great workout at the Y and am feeling tired. I also signed up to meet with a trainer once a week for the next three weeks. I think she’ll help me get back on track.
Over the weekend, I set a new goal for myself. I want to be in top shape by the end of the year. I mean top shape. It’s going to take a lot of work, but so did losing 65 pounds. It can be done, and I’m going to do it.
I’m bringing all this up because I know there’s more than a few of us out there who have gotten out of our routines. We started out well enough, but then life got in the way. I want to encourage you to use these dog days of summer to re-group. Get out those New Year’s resolutions, and/or write-up some new ones. Don’t worry about what you didn’t do. Focus on the future and what you can do, beginning now. Transformation is in the air. Are you ready to start?
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Hey Paul! Transformation and Rationalization are the two big concepts I came away with in this particular blog = both of which I can relate to because I had rationalized that I had accomplished two out of three things my doctor recommended (removing caffeine & processed foods from my diet) but for many months I did not add the exercise component he recommended for my high blood pressure. But this summer after reading some of your blogs, I started walking every day – got up early – got my husband up early and walked for 45 minutes briskly….well I only lost a pound or two more – but my doctor says I am in much better shape – with better muscle tone and lower blood pressure! My husband had a good report from his doctor appointment too because we were BOTH walking together & he had needed to exercise because of his heart history. We haven’t missed a day of exercise/diet in six weeks now! AND we use some of your recipes too so that we don’t have meat every night in our diets! We feel great & got good doctor reports! We’ve also been praying more….so Body, Mind, Heart & Soul – we’re working on them all – a real recipe for good health & transformation! Thanks! Keep Us Going Now!!
ps – Hey where is that Corn Casserole recipe? It was the dish of choice at my recent friends’ luncheon! Don’t forget to post it to the world!!!!