Workout Day 7

Day 7 of the new exercise regime – sprained ankle. I wish I had some elaborate tale to share about how this happened. You know, like I fell from a zipline as I was careening over Tallulah Gorge or how a boulder came crashing down on me as I pushed a crying infant to safety. The truth is that I missed the bottom rung of the ladder. No high adventures, no glory, just pain and frustration.

I was doing so good trying to get back into the habit of exercising. As I drove home from the doctor, I thought surely there must be some sort of lesson in this. I guess the thing I am reminded of is that no matter how good our intentions are to do what is “right” troubles and temptations will always try and get us to wander from the path.

I could wallow in self pity and eat a big bowl of ice cream (and believe me, it’s tempting) or I could consider it all pure joy (James 1) and see this as an opportunity to work on strengthening my arms. I’m learning that attitude and perspective go a long way…

Well I am not really sure why I am sharing these ramblings with you, but they will hold me accountable to keep my attitude in check and to keep on working out, even if I do have to change it up a bit.


Tears to Joy: Workout Day 7

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Workout Day 7

Day 7 of the new exercise regime – sprained ankle. I wish I had some elaborate tale to share about how this happened. You know, like I fell from a zipline as I was careening over Tallulah Gorge or how a boulder came crashing down on me as I pushed a crying infant to safety. The truth is that I missed the bottom rung of the ladder. No high adventures, no glory, just pain and frustration.

I was doing so good trying to get back into the habit of exercising. As I drove home from the doctor, I thought surely there must be some sort of lesson in this. I guess the thing I am reminded of is that no matter how good our intentions are to do what is “right” troubles and temptations will always try and get us to wander from the path.

I could wallow in self pity and eat a big bowl of ice cream (and believe me, it’s tempting) or I could consider it all pure joy (James 1) and see this as an opportunity to work on strengthening my arms. I’m learning that attitude and perspective go a long way…

Well I am not really sure why I am sharing these ramblings with you, but they will hold me accountable to keep my attitude in check and to keep on working out, even if I do have to change it up a bit.


1 Comments:

At January 8, 2014 at 11:30 PM , Blogger Melody said...

I know why you shared these ramblings. It's because I've hurt my foot also but haven't been considering it pure joy. Have been complaining about it and getting discouraged. This was a great reminder. Thanks my friend and I hope you heal up quickly. Love Ya!

 

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