2/28/09

FITNESS FRIDAY: JUST AN OBSERVATION


I know, I know, it's Saturday and I am a day late with my post, but it was a choice of late or never. LOL

As far as our assignment for the week is concerned, my focus has been on my feet and trying to get them in shape for summer when I'll be painting my toes and wearing sandals. I may be pushing 70, but I still like having pretty feet. Hey, that's probably the only part of me that doesn't have that crinkly look to it and that I don't mind the rest of the world being able to see.

And speaking about crinkly, that's one of the main reasons I don't enjoy wearing swimsuits anymore. On the few occasions that I do wear one, it's the same one I've had for the last 12 years, and I cover it up with a long tee.

At first I wasn't going to share this week because I didn't feel I had anything to contribute, but then maybe I do, because although I'm feeling a bit discouraged that cutting down considerably on my food and exercising more regularly hasn't caused my weight to budge, I did have an aha moment.

I have been trying to get into the habit of running to the Lord and His Word before running to food every time I'm frustrated, wanting an excuse to procrastinate, or in need of comfort. I've also been running to the Lord for help with my new blog, which leads to even more time spent in the Word. What I've noticed is that the more my focus has been on the Lord, the less it has been on food, and there have been several occasions when I've actually skipped meals, or had to rely on the "growlies" to remind me when it's time to eat. That was a most enlightening observation.

2 comments:

Brenda said...

Speaking of crinkly...HA HA! good one!

So....are you saying I should keep the Bible near the kitchen? :)And also, don't be discouraged b/c there is no telling how much weight you have NOT gained b/c of your efforts!

JulieMom said...

Yes, I agree! Your new efforts at keeping in the Word have probably kept off the pounds! So though you haven't lost (yet), you haven't gained either! That's great!

The growlies are always a good reminder to eat. I need to hear them more often!