This week, as an extension of Sunday’s message, (link will be posted later) we continue talking about taking care of our physical body.
One of the things that can really help you to stay committed to your decisions is accountability. Regardless of what you have committed you need someone that can ask the question, "hey, what about ___________?" This is never more necessary than in the area of consistent exercise.
My workout time of choice is early AM for a number of reasons, biggest of which is it is the only time that I can consistently KEEP in my schedule (and if you can’t be consistent, what’s the point?). Consistency is key in developing good habits so find something that really works for you.
(side note: I HATE getting up in the 5am range during the school year to work out – I JUST HATE IT! However, there is no other time that fits into the busy schedule that I keep. Any other time, at least in this period of my life, cuts into something that is more important to me; ie: my family, you, my ministry, etc…)
Because of the time that I have to work out, I have a hard time finding (and then keeping) workout partners. Most people don’t have to work out that early and thus, when it gets real hard to continue, will quit on me (for a variety of reasons) which makes attending EVEN HARDER. I like having a partner for the purpose of accountability; On those mornings that I am having a hard time rolling out of bed, it makes it easier to make it happen when I know that I am standing someone up. But even though I can’t seem to find a consistent partner I continue, because as I said Sunday, I DO have a plan for my body. It’s important to me so I sacrifice time that I would rather be in bed to do what I know is beneficial for me both physically AND (in many ways to me, most importantly) spiritually.
This is part of my plan along with trying to make better eating choices daily – QUESTION: Do you have a plan designed yet for you? What does your plan look like?