Start Moving to Keep Going – April 5 Inspiration

Start moving to keep going. Seems logical, but sometimes taking that first step or making that first effort is challenging. Yet if we do NOT, there’s not much chance of accomplishing goals. We have to prioritize what’s important in life and then just need to DO it! Again, sometimes much easier said than done, especially with tasks that require more than normal effort or that are less than pleasant initially…like exercising and eating right!


Here are today’s inspirational thoughts…


“People who exercise regularly

tend to be more confident.

For one thing,

 they feel better and more energetic,

so they accomplish more

and enjoy what they do.

They usually look better,

 and that increases confidence.

Exercise also relieves tension and stress,

which will help anyone’s confidence.

Don’t THINK about exercising any more–

just do it!”

–Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional”


“Too little sleep will ruin your day…

Being tired and cranky

doesn’t help you hear from God.

Make rest a priority,

 but then get up.

Start moving first thing in the morning,

saying, ‘Thank You, Lord,

that I am alive for another day with You.

I believe I am anointed to

what You ask me to do today.

My youth is renewed like the eagle’s,

just as You promised.”

–Joyce Meyer in “Starting Your Day Right”


My reflections:

It always amazes me when two devotional thoughts are similar in two different books–published years apart (8 years, in this case). Kind of gets your attention! Like, HEY, PAY ATTENTION TO THIS!

I know this is an area where I really need to get back on track. I need to exercise to improve my health and fitness, yet sometimes it’s my health issues that keep me from exercising the way I’d like to (such as asthma and arthritis). Somewhere there’s a balance, I just have to figure it out–and then follow through and DO IT!


So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you make regular exercise part of your everyday routine?

Are there are other areas of life or tasks that should be priorities in your life?


This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. I do make exercise a priority. Now sleep is a different thing.

  2. Exercise is becoming a priority, as are a few other “challenges” I’ve started. Today I had to use a change of language to make a difference… Nice post.

  3. This is so true for me! Sometimes just getting over that hurdle to start feels like the hardest thing in the world but once you do, you don’t realize how simple it actually was!

  4. I wake up everyday at 5 am, to start my jogging routine then i come back take a shower and leave for work, that way i make sure i start my day with lots of energy!

  5. I do know that when I’m exercising, I do better. My only problem lately is that I’m developing some injuries. Very frustrating. But one can work through them.

  6. I must admit that i don’t tend to make exercise a priority, my main area is sleeping and one that Iam working on to improve. That is my next goal x

  7. Yup, I workout every single day. Even if it’s just for a walk.

  8. That is so true. An active body is equal to an active mind. I find that I am more productive after jogging or doing a few exercises as compared to just resting.

  9. This is a marvelously motivating post! Thank you so very much. The first two of the resonated with me more than you could imagine. I will start changing my language and stop thinking about exercising more and just do it!

  10. thank you for another inspiring thoughts, At times indeed some issues would stop us. But I will always remember: Start Moving to Keep Going

  11. Exercising is usually a must to me. But, these past few days, taking a trip with my spouse, my 88 year old mother in law and my developmentally disabled brother in law, I managed to not even do my balance exercises. I’ve even gotten away from being thankful when I first get up in the morning. When I look at what aging does to people – I know I must exercise, I must keep moving, and I must keep my thoughts young and thankful.

  12. Every day to the gym, jjust about. At this age it is pretty much not an option, a requirement.

  13. Thanks for the nice encouraging words. Really a good one for me to read today. Thanks!

  14. So true quotes. Good to know some. Thank you for sharing this inspiring post.

  15. Thank you for the wonderful words. Good to learn new.

  16. Such a good inspiring message. Thanks for making me inspired

  17. I love to have an exercise routine! It gives me energy to keep going the rest of the day.

  18. I need to improve my exercise and sleep. The weather getting cold again killed my plans for walks outside with the kids. Working on sleep training my 9 month old to get more sleep.

  19. I LOVED this post. For me, getting started is definitely the hardest part! I’m going to try to use your phrasing for that “I don’t have time thing” too.

  20. Such a great article. It’s true that you feel better about yourself when you exercise.

  21. I usually hate working out but With the baby I started to go on daily walks. She naps and I get the work out I need! It’s a win-win!

  22. I definitely need to make exercise a priority. This is my busy season at work and everything seems to take a back seat.

  23. Such a nice and encouraging post. That first step is always the hardest. Thanks for sharing.

  24. JUST DO IT! Is something I have to say to myself all the time to get going! Thats the hardest part!

  25. i love working out it feels so good after sweating it all out and a good run. it gives me a good night sleep and positive day everyday

  26. Wow. It does sound different. It’s a little intense too but you are right. It’s really all a matter of priority.

  27. Sleep is a big priority for me and I’ve been trying to get exercise up there with it! I now walk 2km’s to work everyday instead of driving 🙂

  28. Very true! We can’t experience success if we keep on waiting for that perfect time to start.

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