Pre-pandemic I had a trainer who motivated and challenged me in the weight room.  I am just tight enough that if I pay for a session, I am going to the session and work hard.  Between the weight room and the walks, I was reaping the benefits of feeling great and knowing I was physically strong.  Slowly over the course of the three and a half years since the lock down changed the world, I have lost a great deal of that conditioning.  I was hit or miss at the weights and Youtube work out videos, but I never truly got back into a consistent swing.  I walk everyday--because of the Wonder Dog, but the weights took a back burner.  

Fast forward to today---SHOCKER--I am not getting any younger.  I began to notice my balance was not as good as it once was.  My core has always been strong enough that I was able to recover almost all of the time when tripping or slipping.  It is a fact you do not want to break a bone at any time, but especially in your old age.  (I distinctly remember my mother was old at my age, so I must be too).  We don't heal as quickly as we age and recovery can be a bear.  SO I don't want to fall!  I am back at the weights.

What I found really surprising is how much strength I had lost.  It went beyond starting over.  I had to start with half the weight I have always started with before.  I am in my fourth straight week and just now going up in weight size.  It has been a struggle.  I have persevered to the point of having a new habit.  The WWW tells me it takes 21 days  to make a habit and 90 days to make it a permanent lifestyle change.   Hopefully I can stay on track and make that lifestyle change.   Healthy habits are always worth it in the long run!

I would bet you think I am off on another rabbit trail---NOT SO---I will now swing around to the entire point.  What are the important things in life that we should make a habit?  OF course you KNOW the answer.  If we are to have a one on one relationship with God we have to make a habit of communicating with Him and studying His Word.  Can you remember the experience of falling in love?  You want to be with that loved one most of the time, you want to know what they think, you want to immerse yourself in finding all about their history.  In short---you cannot get enough!  The more you know--the more you are together--the deeper the love.  So it is with God.  It will enrich, deepen, and grow your relationship with Him as you spend more time with Him.  IT is the BEST habit I have--by far.  3 weeks and you have a habit and 90 days you have changed your life---


"Come near to God and He will come near to you."

James 4:8


  1. Amen, Lulu! The more we get to know God, the more we long for a deeper relationship with Him. Blessings, and keep up those workouts!

    1. Martha, I have learned to not beat myself up over it, but I am plugging away! YES--the Lover of our Souls!


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