I had a wonderful summer of exercising with friends almost daily.
We walked, we ran, we jogged, we pilate-ed.
Exercise (especially with friends) is good for my soul.
I knew when school started back up that I would need to find a different routine to get my exercise in.
Because of my awesome summer, I decided that I wanted it to be a priority.
Instead of trying to figure out how to fit exercise into my life, this time I would try and fit my life into exercise.
I knew it was a good priority to have because of how good it made me feel.
Then school started.
And I just wasn't feeling it.
Well, I was feeling something.
Finally, this morning, I decided that I had had enough and that exercise was just going to have to be put on the lower priority list.
I knew this was the right thing to do, but I had been fighting it.
And justifying it.
Even so, I prayed so intently this morning to God and pleaded that if I was going to just try and "fit" exercise into my life, to please help me find the time.
I got ready to get into the shower and head off to work.
I didn't have the clean clothes I needed.
Are you kidding me?
So, instead of showering (sorry, co-workers), I started the wash, put my exercise clothes on, and headed off to work.
Ha, Ha. This is how my prayer is answered? with dirty clothes?
I still have to work though; that has to come before exercise.
But, guess what happened when I got to a stopping point at work?
My friends were just starting a workout around the corner from me.
Do I want to come join them?
What do you know? I already have my exercise clothes on! I can totally join!!
I decide to put God first (following the spirit, instead of my wants) and my prayers are immediately answered (having my desires as well as my needs met).