Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Oh the joys of exercise

Okay, I admit it. I am a weakling!

As a CF patient, a recent topic of interest is the importance of exercise. Well, I'm in the Baylor SLC on the bike right now, and I feel like my lungs are about to burst. (For those of you unfamiliar with Baylor campus, the SLC is our gym.) I've only been biking for 15 minutes, people! That's 2.6 miles, if you were wondering. I'm very tempted to hop off this dang exercise bike right now and give up. However, one thing keeps me going.  I KNOW exercise is crucial to my health. Not only does exercise expand my lung capacity, but it also helps ward off winter colds. If you don't believe me, watch the Today show from yesterday. Plus, exercise boosts feel good chemicals and increases energy. And I could definitely use a bit more energy during these long college days.

Wait a minute..I lied when I said only one thing keeps me motivated. The SLC has Bible verses written around the main exercise room related to motivation and success. If that's not encouragement to strive towards the goal, I don't know what is. I am reminded that "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," including petty things like exercising to stay healthy and fit.

Is exercising easy? Of course not. I feel like my lungs are about to pop and scatter all over the SLC, leaving me in a million pieces. Do I always feel like getting my behind up and moving like should? Heck, no! Otherwise, I wouldn't be writing this post. But I will keep my eyes on the prize, begging God to give me the desire and strength to care about my health, even in the worst of situations.

PS-I just finished 30 minutes of exercising. Thanks, blog, for making the time fly!

PPS- My goal for a year from now is to be able to jog a bear trail (2. 25 miles). Will you hold me to that?

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