Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Press "Pause" on life, not on your workout!

Yesterday, I started my workout at 2:23 pm. Wanna know what time I got done? 6:45! It's not that I actually worked out that entire 4+ hours....but that's how many disruptions I had! In that time though, I did complete P90X Legs & Back, Ab Ripper and Shoulders & Arms! Talk about EXHAUSTING!!! Even though I wasn't working out that whole time, it felt like it because I never turned off the tv or took off my tennis shoes or consciously stopped...I just had to take a zillion breaks and pause the tv to do something for someone. Nevertheless, I pushed through and got'em done.
The reason I had to do SO MUCH is because we ended up skipping our workout on Sunday. It wasn't intentional, but the first time I got the chance to do the workout was about 9:15 pm and I was totally going to do it, but Matt was gonna skip and go to bed and I thought about how amazing my bed would feel right then after a looooong day of cleaning and cooking and grocery shopping, etc. So I saved it for Monday.
Anyway, I said all that to say, GET YOUR WORKOUTS DONE. PERIOD. I know how hard it is to workout with little kids running around you chanting "mommy, mommy, mommy" and the phone ringing and the dryer buzzing and the dogs barking, etc....
THAT IS NO EXCUSE! If I can do it, you can too. It's all a matter of priority!
Give yourself this gift-make exercise a priority! I'm not saying you can't skip occasionaly, especially when there are more important things to do like play a game with your kids or snuggle on the couch with your sweetie...but at least 90% of the time, you need to push PAUSE on your LIFE and get IN your workout. :o)

1 comment:

SugarberrySensations said...

You could not be more right Jen. What it basically boils down to - is 'TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF' - sometimes you have to put the needs of others aside, and do something for yourself! Come on ladies - that is NOT being selfish - it makes you feel better, you will live longer, aaaaand, you will be a better wife, mother, girlfriend, sister, daughter, niece, friend, employee . . . you get the idea! =)

♥Lori