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”
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?