|Sarah and I in Fenwick for a Sisters Weekend|
By the time I got downstairs, Sarah was well into her workout. She amazes me. She almost never misses and its not even in her basement. I have trouble getting up and going down two flights to the basement. She keeps me accountable.
We all need people in our lives that keep us motivated and accountable. Sarah helps me refocus when I start to wander away from exercising. She knows me and knows that I really need to do this even when I don't want to.
I find that making a vow is much easier than keeping one. For the first 7 months, I exercised about 5 days a week, NO PROBLEM. Then I went on vacation and the struggle began. I got out of my routine and decided that I really like sleeping in. When my thought process turned from, "I am feeling so much better because of exercise" to "Man, I just want to stay in bed. I like sleeping in. I don't have to do this all the time", I started acting on the new thoughts. Every action starts with a thought. Let me say that again, EVERY ACTION STARTS WITH A THOUGHT!!! So in order to get my body back into submission, I need to get my thoughts back into submission. That means reading material that inspires me to exercise and eat right. Think about the good things that exercising and eating right will bring into my life.
|Sarah sent this to me…encouraging me to|
keep on. It encouraged me and it encouraged her to
keep it up.
Next I must plan. Be prepared to do the work. Get my clothes together and make sure my socks are where I can get to them easy. I call it giving feet to my thoughts. Shopping for food that I should be eating instead of shopping for food to "cheat" with. Just like marriage, Don't put yourself in a situation where you will be tempted to cheat.
Now, this is all easy to say because I have just "reunited" with my exercise plan. I call it the "honeymoon phase". But when my exercise plan interferes with my sleeping and eating fun, I will see just how committed I am to this new plan.
Day One Complete. I have the resources I need to succeed. My friend, Sarah, the equipment in the basement, the right mindset, the clothes, shoes, time and the food. So here we go!!!! Loving my BLESSED LIFE!