I confess..... I have been a major slacker. I have lost ground in my fitness goals due to plain, outright laziness for the past 2 months. Don't ask me why, but I seem to fall into this same rut every few months. I am faithful to my low carb eating and exercising program for 2 or 3 months and then....Bam!! I revert back to my old habits, telling myself that 'at my age it shouldn't matter' or 'this just isn't worth it' or some other lame excuse for my slackery.
After a few weeks of the old, bad habits, I begin to feel tired, listless, achy and in generally poor health. Then I begin to relate very closely to the Apostle Paul in Romans 7:24. Although I'm pretty sure he wasn't talking about physical fitness, the concept still rings true. I do what I know I should not do (eat junk, get lazy) and I do not do what I know I should, (eat right, drink plenty of water, exercise). It is, however, some consolation that Paul had struggles too. Yep....Paul and I; both wretched, both forgiven, and neither ready to chuck it all and give up.
So I am revisiting the things that have worked for me in the past. As I chug my water and fire up my treadmill, I look forward to feeling like a million dollars in a week or so. Granted, I will probably look no different, but I will embrace the feeling of well being that I know will come with this return to healthier habits.