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I like to workout, work up a good sweat and have wobbly legs afterwards. I am, by no means, a health nut exercise extraordinaire! I do try to eat healthy and limit portion size, but I am not a “I only eat plant-based foods” kind of girl. I like my meat and sweets! Due to liking food and eating, I attempt to exercise on a regular basis and be fit-ish. Back in the day, I’d go to the gym, lift weights and do some time on the stair climber. When you move and going to a gym is not as convenient, you improvise; I started walking. For years, walking was my source of exercise. I also had a season of Billy Blanks and Tae Bo! That was fun! Over time I picked up my walking pace and began to run/jog/pavement pound. A gliding runner I am not! One year I had trained to walk/jog 13.1 miles in a local race. Low and behold, I ran the whole thing. Didn’t know I had it in me until push came to shove and I ran the entire 13.1 miles. Getting older happened and my knees and back were not fans of the running and pavement pounding.
Growing up, I loved riding my bike. So, I dusted off my bike (a newer one), took it to the bike shop for a tune up and off I went. I jam to my Jesus music as I cruise through the countryside and work up a good sweat!
Unfortunately, busyness gets in the way and biking moves to the back burner. It is a source of frustration and a realignment of priorities is in order.
I like my routine of knowing what my day should look like. Yes, I said should look like. Change of plans occur, interruptions happen, unexpected events shift what a day looks like. Too many times to count, what I thought the day would look like, turned out completely different. Lower priorities for the day get pushed back and most times not accomplished.
A couple of days ago I went for a ride for the first time in a week and a half. Finally, I was out jamming with Jesus in the country.
When you get out of routine, it takes twice as much energy to get back in the swing of things. Self motivation was lacking when I had a couple of chances to go riding before I finally went. But, once I went, it was worth it.
My legs were wobbly by the time I got home, but I felt so much better. You have the sciencey part of releasing endorphins and all the negative energy on the inside. My mind is cleared and motivation to exercise and pass on the extra helping of dessert is back in place.
Coincidently my morning quiet time with Jesus has also been lacking. Jesus and I are still communicating throughout the day, but my normal morning quiet time has been off. It takes great effort to not get caught up in the to-do list for the day to pause, be still and quiet myself with Jesus to start my day.
When I haven’t exercised for a while, I physically feel gross on the inside. When I miss out on my morning quiet time with Jesus, my spirit is unsettled.
At times, I go through dry spells of not spending quality time with Jesus. Everything seems off. I’m short tempered, can’t think straight and I feel disconnected.
Keeping my mind, body and spirit balanced is tricky. When my spirit is in balance with Christ, everything else falls into place. It’s more than my mornings with Jesus. My connection with Jesus is and never will be severed. How tightly connected is the difference. The connection is loosened when I miss out on our quality time together. The more time I spend with Him, the stronger the connection.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been through enough life experience to know that I do not want to live without Him in my life. He has proven that He keeps His promises and that He will never leave me. I trust in His unfailing love and believe His plans are far better than my own.
I recently attended a women’s retreat. My mind was ready for a break from the day to day routine. My body was ready for down time and rest. My spirit was ready for a deeper connection with Jesus.
The retreat gave me a chance to “reset” my mind, body and spirit. Gave me the motivation to reset my priorities. This isn’t the first and won’t be the last reset that I will need.
My mind, body and spirit are fit-ish. I am somewhat in shape with room for improvement. A reset in priorities level up the fit-ish and become stronger each time.
No matter how fit-ish you are, carve out quality time with Jesus. Who better to spend time with than with someone who wants to spend time with you.
Thanks for sharing a moment with me. We are in this, fit-ish, together in Him.
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