Remember that time months ago that I made that promise about keeping you all updated on my exercise progress? Well, I failed that miserably, but I have so far been keeping up with my exercise routine and healthy eating quite well (after a brief vacation, in which I have no one to blame for but myself). So far, I’ve been doing cardio and walking, and cut out soda/juice, candy and other such “goodies.” However, I will soon be upping the ante with a 60-day routine of “Insanity.”

Today I got a hold of one of the DVD’s, and almost passed out during the warm-up exercise (not really, but you get my drift). So within the next week or so, I will begin a strict exercise routine that will get me in shape, and hopefully get me ready for a lifetime of good health. Basically, I just want to look decent in a bathing suit again, and not get winded climbing stairs.

As I’ve been concentrating on my new lifestyle, it’s only natural that I’ve become more aware of other parts of my life that I need to work on, i.e. my faith life. In addition to using resources available to help me become more bodily active, I need to start using all the resources that the Catholic Church makes available to us all the time, such as confession, Eucharistic adoration, and all those daily masses that I have the tendency to forget.

It’s funny how hard it can be sometimes to follow through with something you know will help you in the long run. Deep down, I know that if I just walk this one extra block, it will help me go farther the next time I go out. I also know that if I just go to confession this week, it will be help make my time in the confessional shorter the next week (less to confess and all that jazz). Even saying a simple rosary during my walk is a great time to make some time for God.

Oh so this is why I’m a Catholic … not because I’m so good, but because I need so much work … why do I always learn the hard way?


Music playing while writing this: “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros