There is hard work to be done. The endeavor will test my resolve, challenge my strength, and try my courage. God, there are days I don’t feel up to it anymore. I argue that I am not made for such struggles and that the world works against me to prevent my success.
A couple weeks ago I visited my doctor and recieved the report that my cholesterol was now at 330. I don't know why the number shocked me. Genetically my body is predisposed to have high cholesterol. With our move last year to a new house and Micaela's changing needs, I had took a break from consistant exercise and dove into a large bag of shredded cheese. From time to time I hopped on the scale. Since there were no big changes in my weight I assumed my cholesteral levels would be staying level. They didn't.
I'm 31. If I don't learn how to make changes now, I am going to start paying for the bad choices I've been making.
Habits can either be life-saving or life-breaking. It seems like it takes no effort at all to form a bad routine, but making a lasting change costs excruciating effort. Thankfully there are a few things to keep in mind as you embrace your quest and renovate your life.
The task before me is challenging, but I am not alone.
God, You remind me that you are my greatest fan and most ardent supporter. There is work to be done. Labor that you will do with me. I will have courage and I will have strength. I will do the work.
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