I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my God is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
For a long time, I had all but stopped exercising. It was too taxing on my body and my energy reserves; adding anything strenuous beyond day to day living would result in a major crash. I have long waited for the day when I could start rebuilding my strength and health with consistent exercise.
I feel like that day has finally come; tentatively, I have slowly but consistently started exercising gain. For the first time in a long time, I am actually beginning to see some of the benefits exercise brings. So far, I am holding steady. I cannot tell you how exciting this is to me! I am hopeful that I will be able to rebuild some of my stamina and strength.
My heart is so grateful for this. I’ve always felt better when exercising, and I have missed it. There’s nothing like a good work out, and while I am not at full work out stage, yet! – I am hopeful that I will get there.
I have learned that accountability and camaraderie helps keep me motivated, to not quit when the going gets rough as it inevitably will. This is probably true in many parts of life, two are often better than one.
I am sure we are all at different stages, but If you would like to add exercise into your life, I’m inviting you to join me in some capacity. This could mean we keep other accountable by encouraging texts, or reminders. Or, if you’re local, I would love company and will be setting up some specific times over the summer to exercise. Message me if you would like to partner with me, so we can discuss details.
If you are already doing your own thing, I would love to hear your routine and what keeps you motivated. And – please, keep those movie and book suggestions coming! Once I have a good list, I will share on a future post in addition with some local activities for those of you looking for fun activities to do as a family this summer.