After my weight watchers meeting last saturday, I headed over to walmart to buy a new pair of tennis shoes. I thought having a brand new pair of shoes (and socks - I bought a whole pack!) would motivate me to start exercising. I have an amazing workout video that I really like, so first chance I got on Monday morning, I put that dvd in my computer and worked out right there in my kitchen, where I type out my blog posts every day.
(my hair, wet with sweat! yes!!)
I've worked out with this video three times so far (it would have been more this week, but we had to go out of town for the funeral...). And let me tell you, I am starting to love the feeling of getting sweaty! I never thought I'd say that! Ha! But, seriously, it feels so good. I feel so ALIVE. And I feel so proud of myself for making a good choice.
(if you look closely, you can see a drop of sweat running down my face, near my temple)
(that's a big deal, for this "always hated to exercise" girl)
I've actually been praying for several weeks now that the Lord would change my desires concerning exercising and eating. I truly want to be healthy. But, I gotta tell you, it is very difficult for me! I could totally eat a hot dog (or two) every single day. I'm not kidding. And, I can count on my hand the times I broke a sweat (outside of labor) in the past couple of years. But, I am believing that God is going to place in me a desire, a craving even, for working out and for healthy food. That definitely would be a miracle in my life!
(don't I look happy? I think this whole exercising thing is gonna help me with my emotions and hormonal highs and lows, too...)
so, if you'd join with me and pray that God would help me in this area of my life, I'd so appreciate it!
And if you wanna take it one step further, come and join me on this new working out thing... (especially you ladies out there like me that haven't really exercised before). We can get healthy together!