Friday, January 15, 2010

Can You Praise God on the Treadmill?!?

This was something I was pondering today as I was slaving away on my treadmill. I hit a mark today where it just wasn't fun for me any more, like it ever was?!?! LOL I knew I had to get on there I knew I needed to do it, but man oh man I was NOT happy about it. I decided to kill 2 birds with one stone so to speak. Our church bought new hymnals and I had been trying to learn some of the new songs by listening to the tracks on the website. So, I plopped my lap top on top of the treadmill and was listening to music. Can I just say it made such a difference for me today. By the time I got to Agnus Dei ( the songs are in alphabetial order) I was literally crying out to God for a miracle. I know I have a lot of work to do, to get to where I want to be physically. It has taken years to put on this weight, and I know I cannont lose it all overnight, although I would take that miracle Lord if you are willing to give it! I also know that I cannot do it by myself, so I prayed for help, and do you know I walked an extra 30 minutes today, and my body before I prayed hurt it was rebelling against the activity I was putting it through. I didn't think I was going to be able to go 5 minutes much less 60! Thank you God for walking with me every step of the way today, and I pray you will meet me on that threadmill everyday! So, yes, you can praise God on the treadmill, and today that is exactly what I did!


Adrienne said...

That is an awesome idea! God moves for sure

Tasha said...

Very cool! Prayers definitely work and good music makes a huge difference! I am absolutely powerless without my little iPod shuffle. Once again, I'm so very proud of you!!!

Robyn said...

Adrienne it is going to take God to get my rear moving!

Thanks Tasha! I am starting Couch Potato to 5k tomorrow! EEEEK! I am scared!

amykat said...

You can do it, Robyn!! I'm so serious! I will be praying for you every "step" of the way, my sweet friend!

I will pray that you avoid the extremist mentality....i.e. "have to get it all off in one day" - because that only leads to discouragement.
But if you will consistently take that time to exercise (even when you don't feel like it) - then the work you put into it WILL pay off.

And yes! For goodness' sake, you CAN praise the Lord on the treadmill. That is so often my own praise and worship time....not to mention prayer time.
I generally write out my prayer list before hopping on!

May He bless your efforts so powerfully that you can only give glory to Him.

Love you!

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