I rather enjoyed the Tuesday workout – 20 minutes on the treadmill and my favorite DVD – Core Complete. Working out with a stability ball is pretty cool because it works out more than 1 thing. For instance, doing crunches on the stability ball – It works out your legs because you’re keeping balance on the ball, as well as your abs. Everytime you do any exercise on the ball, you’re always working out atleast 2 sets of muscles. I love it. Wednesday’s workout is just cardio so I’ll probably hit the treadmill for 35 minutes or get with a Firm or Taebo DVD. I kind of messed up with my eating Tuesday. My liquid intake consisted of vitamin water, pomegranate blackberry black tea, and lots of water. Foodwise, I had chicken wings (coated in a mixture of creole seasoning, light brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, and ground mustard… that I cooked) and a chicken caesar salad from Olive Garden. Now, where’d I mess up ? I had oreo cookies and carrot cake! Ah! Temptation, they name is sweets. Anyhow, I just have to make sure I watch what I eat from this point on… and I really have to try harder to avoid sugary snacks.
I’m excited that I’ve kept up the discipline of constant workout. That’s truly nothing but God because sometimes, I don’t feel like working out, but at 26 years old, I have to be mindful of my health. I don’t want to be 30 having the health of a 60 year old. Now if only I could get my other disciplines going. It seems I have to focus on one at a time until I nail it. I want to get up at 4a every morning for prayer and Scripture. I want to dig deep into the Scriptures every single day. I want to get atleast 8 hours of sleep each night. I want to develop my prayer life more, but all of these things take work and much self denial. It’s so much easier to sit around and do nothing than to work and do something. I’m seeking God that I may be more disciplined in my life in all things. I’ve been seeing a lot of things I don’t like about myself lately that require discipline. I just have to keep praying and keep pushing… but it won’t come easy. It will be worth it though. It will serve to make me fit and healthy inside and out – physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Grace and Peace.