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Lazy

Each evening and morning, I have been spending time reading and studying Proverbs.  God has opened my eyes on two different levels during my quiet time in His Word.  First, He is providing great material for the book I am currently writing.   And secondly, He has pointed a few things out involving my present lifestyle and the quest I am taking to find balance and ultimately total contentment.

Several topics like finances, work ethics, and attitude have bruised me while reading Proverbs.  But nothing like the topics of laziness and being a sluggard.  I came to the realization that my busyness isn’t always productive and there are times.. as much as I hate to admit it…. that I am… I don’t know if I can say it without cringing from the honesty..that I am..Lazy.  Not to imagine me sitting in front of the TV all day eating bon-bons, but I never complete projects and goals.  I grow tired and quite frankly lazy before I finish something.

Before 2010 started, I made the decision to become a healthier me.  Ahem…  At least the decision was made.  I thought I would continue the vegan approach after experiencing it for 6 weeks for Lent.  Ahem.. well, the thought crossed my mind.  I prefer napping over exercising.  I would rather sunbathe than swim.  I enjoy AC more than the Arkansas heat.  I love to read rather than listen to books on tape while walking.  Get the lazy picture?

When I began the quest, I listed items that I needed to add to my day to create a sense of balance.  One thing was exercise.  So, yesterday, I called the kids to the living room and asked them what the word, “sluggard” meant.  They had no idea.  I told them it was someone who was lazy…like me.  And I needed them to help me with exercising.  I explained they were to be my personal trainers… my own personal Jillian and Bob from the Biggest Loser.  I told them to look back at what their coaches do in PE and to create a “workout” for me.  I encouraged them to not let me “give up” nor to say “I can’t.”  I gave them permission to cheer me on and to add penalties if I was to complain.  I told them that I wanted to sweat and to feel it the next day.  I knew that in the back of my mind I would do whatever because I want to be a better example not a lazy example.

Boy did they make me sweat!  They had me running, jumping, doing abs work, Wii Fit, and crab crawls (thanks to my 8yo).  For 30 minutes they had me doing things I didn’t think I could ever do…ahem… I would never do those things on my own.  I thought I was going to drop dead afterwards… even at one point, I had to stop and catch my breath; but my 13yo was quick to point out that Jillian would not have that kind of attitude.  She was right.. but I couldn’t breathe!!  I caught my breath and took off for more.. especially when I was threatened with 5 more laps!

This morning, I could hardly get up I was so sore.  What can I say…Bob and Jillian worked me over!!

God Bless..

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Last Chance Workout

Every Tuesday, I am glued to NBC’s Biggest Loser.  Perhaps, it is because I can relate.  Or perhaps, it is because someone else is in the same boat….barge I’m in……  To be honest, whatever the reason, I am hooked almost like a junkie.

Last night was no exception.  I curled up on the couch turned on the tube…..ain’t got a HDTV…..and watched.  Downing a couple of cookies (shameful isn’t it), I brushed the crumbs from my shirt when there before me was Dr. H showing the inner age of a contestant….she’s just a babe at 27.   Internally, her age was 57.  Choking on the sweet tea that chased my cookies, I had an “A-HA” moment.  If she is 57, then my internal age is probably around 75. No wonder I feel so old.

My granny always said, “You’re only as old as you feel.”  I feel 75.  Watching each person’s evaluation on the screen, I got scared.  They had just been labeled  “the sickest” contestants ever.   Diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and more were uncovered to us, the audience.  I couldn’t sit there anymore.

I got up, grabbed my Wii remote and plugged in Wii Fit.  I went straight to the “free step” and flipped Biggest Loser back on the screen.  I stepped to the rhythm of the beeping Wii remote as I watched the program.   Adding my hand weights, I worked up a sweat along with the contestants during their last chance workout before the weigh-in.

At an inner 75, this is my last chance………and I want to keep it.

God Bless……