Last Day, Not Really

Day 30 – Tonight was a lot like last night, lots of people in the gym. I prefer the crowd a little thinner but, hey, it is what it is any you just have to adjust. And that’s what I’ve been learning to do during this 30-day challenge, adjust.

I thought the goal of this was going to be about adjusting my waistline. I did that. But it was really about adjusting my attitude. I didn’t have a bad attitude, just a wrong one. I went in with my OCD schedule in my mind thinking that if I made it all the way through the 30 days, I’d just tick off a list of accomplishments. Did I accomplish what I set out to do? Yes, and much more.

I’m fitter, slimmer, and stronger. Tick. I’m more capable of doing the work. Tick. I’m back in the gym on a regular basis. Tick. But now I’m not so concerned about “doing my time” on the gym floor. I do a lot of stretching with my equipment at home now. Fitness is bleeding over into more of my daily habits–especially nutrition. And in the future, when I miss a day because of the rest of my life, not only am I not going to worry about it (I hope), I’m pretty certain that’s not going to derail me.

When the warm weather returns, the bikes are coming out, walking and stretching are going to be a big part of my fitness time with my wife, the IFIT Fitness strategy at church will continue to grow, and hopefully I can help change people’s minds about the whole thing.

I live in the most obese state in the Union. For me, that’s sad. I don’t mind talking about to whoever will listen, but better than that, I want to show them that an old man still has a little kick.

Adjusting to aging is not easy, at least not for me. But I’m adjusting to that.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27 [ESV]

Published by tsideqah

Retired pastor, husband for 48 years, granddad to 4 amazing kids

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