UNKNOWN TO ME
The #5MFW #write31days word for today is unknown. My quest for a healthier lifestyle seems to be going well, but the result is still unknown to me. Will I be consistent and continue with these new habits?
Often when I decide to make changes and start an exercise program, I don’t get very far. Either I catch a cold or hurt my back or something else happens to stop me in my tracks.
Many things are unknown each day. We can make plans and they can be interrupted or even pushed aside. It’s easy to get discouraged especially if we put so much attention on one area. If we fail, then it might seem like all is lost.
I have tried to be aware of this, which is one reason I am focusing on several different areas. If I lag behind in one, I’m sure to do better in another. In the past I made weight loss so important that I neglected other parts of life that needed attention.
NOT HIDDEN FROM GOD
By trying to build good habits in more than one area, I hope to find a balance.The outcome is still unknown to me, but I will press on. When discouragement threatens to undo me I will remind myself not to dwell on the failures. I will remember to look at the progress I have made and gain inspiration to keep going. Above all I will seek wisdom and strength from God, my Father. The unknown is not hidden from God, and I can rest in that knowledge.
Status of New Habits
The three recent habits of exercise, devotions and drinking 6 glasses of water a day are going well.
This is my fifth day in a row to bring my coffee to my upstairs place for a time of devotion. This time I read Psalm 34 and found much encouragement. Then I turned to my journal and read Deuteronomy 6:4-5:
The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul, and with all your might.
I prayed that I would love God with my whole being and be true to Him. Then I spent time in prayer giving thanks and interceding for those who came to mind.
Saturday I did the T-Tapp 15 minute workout. On days I don’t do the full routine I try to work in hoedowns several times a day. They are a great way to burn fat and get your heart rate up with low impact. This video will show you the proper technique.
Yesterday and today I walked because the weather has been so nice. Most October days here seem to have a rich blue sky with few or no clouds.
On my walk today I stopped to chat with a young neighbor expecting her first child. I had made apple butter and wanted to share some with her. We had a great conversation which I believe encouraged both of us. Sharing and spending time with others also contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
Both Saturday and Sunday I met my quota of drinking six 8oz. glasses of water. So far today I drank three and will easily finish another three before the day is over.
*All photos taken while on walks today and yesterday.
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