If you saw our recent vlog, you know that for the first time probably EVER, I didn’t set a specific New Years Resolution. Instead, I have a word that I hope will guide me this year as I pursue becoming the version of me I hope to be in the future.
For me this means a lot of things – full of faith, pursuing what I believe and making my faith a priority. I also want to be faithful to who I am by learning when to say yes and when to say no. Finally, I want to be faithful in forming the person I want to become by constantly showing up in the small rhythms and routines in life that will build me into the person I want to be.
One way this has manifested this year is that I’ve been trying to get up EARLY. I spend this time preparing myself for the day. Sometimes it means freeing up my mind by tackling a few things on my to do list, sometimes it means reading a good book or doing devotions. A few times a week, I follow this time with a workout with Cody.
But who likes mornings?
I can’t say I enjoy the process of waking up early, or working out for that matter. I love the time once I am actually OUT of bed, but when the alarm goes off, I think to myself “why don’t I just stay in bed a little longer. Reading isn’t going to change anything”.
My brain is right. On any given day, it won’t make a huge difference if I work out or read, or if I sleep longer instead. But, reading almost daily for a year, or five years or twenty years, will certainly shape who I become. Working out multiple times a week will build discipline and create a stronger, more capable body for years to come.
Still, people call me out on my structured mornings. “Why would you do that? Is it really worth it? Does God even care if you’re structuring your days?”
Honestly, I believe God DOES care about how we spend our time (note, I am NOT saying God wants you to always wake up early). I couldn’t articulate why, but a sweet friend of mine said something the other day that has stuck with me. “We serve a God of order, not a God of chaos. We are not built to live in chaos.”
When I sleep in, my world feels more chaotic. If I don’t have a slow morning to prepare my heart and mind for the day, my soul feels chaotic. What works for me is my time in the morning.
Cody’s word this year is intentional. He wants to be more intentional with how he spends his time. and working out is a part of that. The more intentional with his time he is, the stronger his relationships, work ethic, and more!
But back to that morning thing. . .
We often motivate each other in the mornings, but some mornings it is so easy to be a bad influence on each other. Do you experience that? Someone who loves you so much that they want you to be happy even if it means sleeping in when you shouldn’t? That’s where you come in! We would love for you to join us on this journey.
What all is entailed?
Four workouts a week (that you can do from home)
30-45 minutes a piece (Can I get an AMEN?)
8 weeks (that’s only about two months!)
Our community, encouragement, and leadership!
Let’s see how trying this out for 8 weeks of our life can make us stronger, physically and mentally. If you’d like more info, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/8PkO5hmw2Cs09lQ32