Reflections on Marriage: E is for Exercise
I have had an inconsistent exercise program throughout my entire life. That is why I included it on my "Daily Dozen" check off sheet. Because I know I am supposed to check it off each day, I am more likely to do it.
My desire is to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, but my minimum goal is to exercise 3 hours a week. Some days I exercise more; some days I exercise less. But I try to do a little something every day just to stay in the habit.
I don't work out hard. Sometimes I go for a walk. Sometimes I do floor exercises. Sometimes I do stretching or a little yoga. Sometimes I go to the gym and ride the stationary bike and lift weights or go swimming. This I know: Something is better than nothing! I like the article, Move More, Stress Less by Larry A. Tucker as it combines the physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional aspects of exercise, which increases real happiness and high self-esteem!
Excerpt from: Move More, Stress Less!
Exercise is not a cure-all; it will not eliminate stress or solve all of our problems. However, exercise will assist us in facing challenges with greater confidence and stamina. Because exercise so effectively releases tension built up in the body by stress, physical activity is something that should not be pushed aside in day-to-day life. Each of us has a right and a responsibility to take care of the body that the Lord has given us. When it comes to managing stress, maintaining health, and improving quality of life, exercise is well worth the effort.
― Larry A. Tucker
E : Exercise
will help keep
you in great
physical health for
your marriage partner,
bring down your
stress level, and
lift up your
spirits as you
both confidently tackle
the world together.
But they that wait upon the
Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.
An excerpt from the 13 Choices Happy Life Program.