I need a reset!

After being sick last week, I was really excited to get back to working out. I am still coughing and not 100%, but much better. So last night I decided to try TRX. Nothing against it, but it just isn’t for me…at least not yet. I can see myself enjoying that when I am stronger, but just not yet. I went today to do an ActivTrax workout. I love those (except the floor part, I never know quite how to do all those!), but I hate the cardio part. Physically it is ok. I can walk at a good pace, I can bike or row…I just don’t like to. I get bored!  I try listening to music, watching TV, doing Virtual Active, praying…but nothing makes that time pass quickly enough. In talking to my husband, I decided that today I would switch it up some. I would begin my workout by doing 5-6 minutes on a variety of machines. I decided that I would start with the elliptical. Let me say…the only thing I hate worse than cardio is the elliptical!!!  I cringe at the thought of that horrid machine!!  I got on, convincing myself that I can do anything for 5 minutes. I got to 5, then to 10…I actually did 15 minutes on the elliptical!  Now I know that isn’t much to some, but it was HUGE for me!  While I was on it, God spoke to me. I knew in my mind that since being sick, the scale probably would not move, but I was still hopeful. I stepped on and of course, it was about the same as last week. God reminded me that sometimes we all need a reset. This journey as a whole has been a reset for me as well as my family. We are resetting how we eat, how we live, how we think. This week, I needed to remind myself that after being sick, I need to reset…to get back on track. Being on that elliptical today reminded me that even when we feel down or discouraged, God is still at work and will reveal Himself to us in ways that we can’t imagine. Whether it is in the elliptical, treadmill, the floor, rising in your car…He is there. Not only does He allow resets, He will give us the strength and courage to do it!  This journey started one month ago yesterday. From the time I stepped on the scale that day until now, I am thankful to be down 10 pounds. I have a long way to go, but I’m thankful for the “reset” in my life!

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