I love exercising.
It just makes me feel so good, so alive.
I love working up a sweat and feeling like I'm accomplishing something. I love taking care of my body.
But, I have to admit that it is really hard work.
And I have to really make it a priority or it doesn't happen.
One thing that really motivates me?
The cool-down stretch.
It is my favorite part.
I never stretch out before I exercise; it just feels wrong and too tight.
But, after I'm all warmed up and kinda beat - it is the best feeling in the world.
I love taking time to think about what I just accomplished.
And I love noticing that I can stretch just a little bit further than I did the last time.
I just realized today that I can relate this to my life.
Being obedient/having faith makes me feel good.
But, it is hard work and I have to make it a priority or it doesn't happen.
So what motivates me to do it?
When I'm going through hard times I don't often think about how good it feels.
But, when I look back at these experiences and I can see how far I've come, it feels great.
And that is the best feeling in the world - becoming who God wants me to be.