Senior Life

I’m Not Giving Up!

I didn’t follow through on my exercise goal last week. There were some days when I was so tired after getting home from running errands, etc. that I simply had to sit and read to relax. It would be so easy to feel as if I’ve failed and give up, but I’m not going to do that!

This week I’m going to work out a better routine and do my exercise time in the early morning hours. I love how I feel after exercising. I have more energy and I feel mentally alert. Now, exercise for me as a senior looks a lot different than that of my youngest daughter. She’s a beast! She works out regularly on various at home machines, goes to a gym, and she is a marathon runner! I have a cute little machine called an elliptical trainer. I watch a video podcast or something similar while I exercise for 30 minutes. It gets my heart rate up and I burn calories, but it is not too strenuous.

After my fail last week, it would be so easy to give up. I’ve done that in the past. But not this time. I’m so blessed that God never gives up on me! I’m always praying for strength to exercise, eat healthy, and be a better person. I’m a work in progress.

Life sometimes gets in the way of goals, but often times we allow life to get in the way of goals and use that as an excuse. I could have followed through and exercised last week, and I would have felt better. But I didn’t. I reverted to thinking I’m old, I’m tired, I have back issues, diabetes and heart issues. I deserve to rest. Ah, how we can so easily slip into bad habits and buy into listening to the wrong voice!

This week I am determined to listen to God instead!

I did stick with my 21 day fast which is over as of today! I’m going to continue with the no eating after dinner because I believe that is a healthy habit. As for no TV in the evening, I will allow some leeway there, but I do intend to continue writing in the evening. It’s a good productive time for me since all my to-do’s are completed by dinner time. All in all I’ve enjoyed the fasting and spending time with God these past 3 weeks.

And with that, I leave you on a positive note! Until tomorrow…