I have decided to start walking.
Don’t judge me!
I have excuses like everyone else not to walk.
“It’s too hot!”
“It’s too cold.”
“The wind is blowing too hard.”
“I don’t have time.”
“I don’t have the right clothes and shoes.”
“There are too many dogs in my neighborhood.” (We don’t have leash laws here.)
So, you say get a treadmill.
“I can’t afford one.” I really can’t. That’s not an excuse. It’s a real reason!
When My Man and I designed our home, we didn’t realize that we had put in a “track” that the kids use to run around and around. Here it is.
I finally figured out that if the boys get tired playing tag with Boo by running around and around the house, then I could work up a good sweat walking it.
Now, weather is no excuse. Neither is “the right clothing or shoes.” I make my house payments each month, so I figure I am paying my “gym dues.”
I crank the radio up and start walking. Around and around I go. I can make about six laps in a minute. If I do it for 30 minutes that 180 laps. After 15 minutes I switch directions just to change things up a bit. I can even add in stairs!
Even though I am walking inside, I still have to be careful. There are some hazards.
The door frames, for instance, when I am lifting my arms.
I have to be careful of the walls and the pictures hanging on them.
I also have to watch out for this…
It’s also a hazard when we play on Kathy’s Kinect. Dillon hit it the other day and broke my pretty pull knob.
He also fall flat on his back playing table tennis on the Kinects. I laugh every time I think of that. I’m laughing now.
I am bad about starting this new habit then quitting only after a week or so. The excuses pop up and I give into them. This time I am going to journal about it and may even ask you to keep me accountable by asking me, every now and then, if I have walked any that week. Would you be willing to be my accountability partner? You would be my hero!!!
My walk with God is also something I need to improve on. I do a quiet time each morning, but I feel Him asking me to do more. I feel Him asking me to seek His kingdom and righteousness more diligently.
Oh, I have my excuses.
“Everybody does it.”
“This one time won’t hurt.”
“It’s not hurting anyone.”
Pitiful, aren’t they?
I need to be careful with my walk with Jesus. It is a narrow path. I may raise my hands and hit something if I’m not careful. I could slip and fall flat on my back, like my son did. Good thing is Jesus won’t laugh at me. He will hold out His hand and help me back up. He will smile at me and tell me to be careful and maybe even hold His hand for a while.
Let the walking begin!!!