I just came from helping a friend of a friend move. As I was helping to lift boxes and dressers and other things I realized something: I am in so much better shape physically than I have ever been at any point in my life.
I have had dozens of times were I had to help someone move. I am assuming it’s upwards of 50 times, and in every case I always worried about being winded or out of breath or feeling too weak, among a list of other things.
I’m a very short guy with a very short limbs (my arms and legs are short, even for my already short body lol); so being out of shape and weak is highly magnified.
Well, today as I was moving I had no problems running up and down stairs, grabbing things and flipping them around in my hands, and I even looked forward to carrying the heavy items that she had.
I noticed that my stamina was never challenged and I even ran after the empty box that was blown around by the wind. Things that probably every normal individual can do, were things that I was never able to until now.
I know that it doesn’t sound like much, but I am excited that not only can I feel my body getting a lot stronger, but I also can feel my stamina increasing as well.
It is great to know that when someone has to count on me to do something that requires a lot of physical ability there will be no problems.
If people need something heavy thrown around they can rely on me, if they need someone who can put in long hours of hard work, I’m right there. I have always had that attitude, but now I feel as though my body can match my sentiment!
You guys know what a horrible time I’ve been having lately and I am unsure of the ultimate reason. Is it the lack of sleep, or the low testosterone? Or is it some third thing that’s the causing insomnia and low testosterone, that have as yet to be discovered?
We don’t know. But what I do know is that even with all that going on, I am in so much better shape than I ever have been; and it’s those types of improvements that are going to take me through this rough time I’m having right now.
So if you guys are struggling to any of your goals, if you’re struggling with health problems or with anything else that may be coming from the outside or inside, I hope you can examine your life and evaluate how you do everyday activities and notice changes that might be happening.
Are you giving in to the temptation of impulse shopping less than you were before? Have your eating habits and commitment to exercise gotten better over time?
Are you reading God’s word more consistently even if not yet daily? Are you praying more and spending more time with your family discussing spiritual matters?
No matter what goals you’re trying to hit you have to look at the small steps along the way. And even if you hit a rough patch you can still look for ways in which you are improving.
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