So…this new blog look and title I’m sporting (get it…sporting…oh, I crack myself up…ahem) is just one more example in my life that God most definitely has a sense of humor.
People, I am SOOOO NOT the athletic type. I don’t even like to sweat! Seriously. Just ask my husband. He says that things are about to get hairy the moment he sees my upper lip beginning to glisten. And yes, I said glisten. We genteel girls down here in the South do not sweat. Nor do we perspire. We glisten. As I was saying…
Nike is not going to be calling me anytime soon for an endorsement. My face isn’t going to be featured on a Wheaties box either. If you’re too young to remember Bruce Jenner and the Wheaties box, then you probably don’t need to be reading this. Just kidding! However, if you really don’t know what I’m talking about, Google it. Anyway, lots of people have had their face on a Wheaties box, but I am not going to be one of them.
I did play volleyball in high school, but only for one year. That was so I could get a letter jacket. Of course, you had to have played a sport to be able to have the really cool leather stripes with braiding on the shoulders. See my daughter wearing Exhibit A.
Yes, that really is my letter jacket from
20 some years ago. The leather stripes…yeah, I sweated…I’m sorry, glistened…my way through one year of volleyball to earn the right to have those babies on the shoulders.
And believe you me, when I had that letter in my hot little hands, the volleyball sneakers were put in the back of the closet! Enough sports for me!
I don’t like to exercise. I have done it during various times in my life but never with any consistency. It’s one of those things I know I should do, but IT. IS. SUCH. AN. EFFORT. FOR ME…..Until recently.
You see, several weeks ago, I decided that I was going to resume exercising. I love the Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds videos. I can walk in my living room rain or shine, it doesn’t matter what I look like because no one sees me, and the only cost involved is the DVD’s I purchased. The other thing that I really like about these videos is that they are an all over body workout. They use weights, and you use your arms as well.
When I began working out again a few weeks ago, for the first time EVER in my life, I actually enjoyed it. It wasn’t grueling. I didn’t hate it. I wasn’t watching the clock wondering how much longer until it was over. I was exercising faithfully six days per week. Well, until my back went out.
I was down for the count, and I had to stop exercising. And do you know, I have missed it, and I can’t wait until I can begin again. That right there is God Almighty at work! If I can say with a straight face that I miss exercising, then it really is true that “with God all things are possible.”
And, I believe He is smiling right now because the joke is definitely on me.