I used to be in my work gym every day.
For almost the first year of this journey, I would make it a priority to go into the gym–no matter what–and leave a bunch of sweat and Calories there. Monday-Friday, I would spend about an hour there. Granted, it was mostly Cardio, but still, the exercise was great. And I was consistent.
Year two? More of the same. Once a day, I would step away from my desk, go into the locker room, change into my gym clothes, and jump on a machine. Be it the elliptical, the bike, the treadmill, or the stair stepper; it didn’t matter what I was doing. It only mattered that I was doing it!
And this year? these last 7-8 months? Not sure what happened. But I’ve been going in fits and spurts. One week, I’ll be in there 5 times. The next week, I’ll be in there twice. The one after that? Maybe none…or three…or five. However many times, it hasn’t been consistent or intentional.
I may still be the mayor on Foursquare, but that’s just a game–it doesn’t mean anything. It used to be that if I weren’t at my desk, I’d be in the gym. And while that’s still mostly true, it was almost a guarantee before.
This week, I exercised during work on 3 days. I didn’t today–I really was too busy. And I won’t tomorrow: we have the day off work, and I’m not going in just for the elliptical.
Next week? I’ll be in 3 days again–only because I’m only working Tuesday-Thursday.
And the week after that, I have Monday off–so it’ll only be 4 days.
But after that? 5 days a week, baby! (Except for my National Sales Meeting coming up.)
I have not been exercising regularly. I’m confessing it. I ask God to strengthen my resolve. And I beg you all to hold me accountable!