Start Moving to Keep Going – April 5 Inspiration

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”

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“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”

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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!

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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?

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28 thoughts on “Start Moving to Keep Going – April 5 Inspiration

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

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