I have a confession to make. I did not exercise today. As a matter of fact, I haven't really made any plans to exercise. Should I start off slow? What should I do? I know when it comes to food, small changes are to be made. That is a given. How about exercise? Getting motivation and having the drive are what I have in the beginning only to falter. I start too much too soon. I have followed exercising for 15 minutes, even at least 20 minutes. Maybe, just maybe I should start off much slower, if that makes any sense.
Dear Heavenly Father,
It does make sense. However, I still question that. I am still deciding if I should walk or perform another exercise. I would like nothing more than to get into shape. However, that would also require healthy eating. I admit that potato chips, 5 slices of bread, and a sandwich does not and probably won't constitute healthy eating. I would like a mindset change more than just writing things down and just make a plan that doesn't seem to work for me. I have become frustrated over the last few years that I feel like giving up. Right now, this is the reason why I am taking a break from actually formulating a plan, or rather a menu or guide. I want to do more than to create a proposed menu or a guide to exercise. I would like to actually follow a meal and diet plan for the day or for the week. It seems so much easier for others to do so than it is for me. I have the ground rules and I understand what to do, but it hasn't sunk in mentally what I need to do. I have become frustrated despite everything, even the groundwork. Maybe if I follow the instructions and do this for me and allow these rules to "sink in" then maybe it will be easier. The issues are really a short attention span and a lack of patience. They cause a change of mind about what I have planned to do which in tern causes anxiety and frustration. I ask for and need patience to formulate plans and the attention span to actually follow the plan by the letter, if I can. I also ask to overcome and anxiety about this situation. Lord, I leave things in Your hands. I thank You that all I have to do is to cast these cares upon You.
In Jesus' name, Amen