You know, if I ever get back into a regular habit of working out, be it with Wii Fit Plus, EA Sports Active or a good ol’ home gym, I’m going to make darn sure I don’t fall out of that habit. I’m learning that getting make into a regular routine of working out is hard once you’ve stopped. There’s always something else that can be done. Granted none of that stuff benefits as much as taking care of my physical health, but it always seems more immediate. The funny thing is have the same problem with my spiritual health. Making regular time to read my bible, to study it, to spend time in prayer and worship ain’t easy. There’s always something more immediate to distract me from it. I find it interesting that the two thing that benefit the most, physical and spiritual health, are among the more challenging to get into a regular habit of maintaining; I guess that’s why they call it a discipline.
In any event, I made some time yesterday and while I didn’t have fantastic results, it felt good just to be doing it. I have to confess, however, I’ve been snacking a bit more than I should, so instead of getting closer to a goal I set of losing three pounds, I’m getting farther away. It’s now four and a half pounds. Talk about discouraging. I once again did My Routine, and again I made a few tweaks to it after I was done. I added an extra set of push-ups, a new yoga pose, and an extra ab workout out, pushing my workout time to 22 minutes. At the end of that workout I burned 62 calories, the equivalent of 2 cups of popcorn. Yummy. I have a feeling that if I want to reach any sort of goal of either losing a little weight or toning my overall look, I’ll need to be more consistent. I’ll also need to burn more calories…or eat fewer. Not sure which will prove the greater challenge.