In the Struggle: Knowing Isn’t Always Doing
The other day Mama and I were discussing my “need” to do strength exercises. I even mentioned some of the benefits and a plan to work on my strength training.
I also admitted that although I knew what needed to be done it wasn’t getting done.
This proved that sometimes we have all of the knowledge we need, but that doesn’t mean we do it. For years, I knew what needed to be done to lose weight before I began implementing those steps.
There are numerous reasons for not doing this but often they are time factors and other obligations. But, what I’ve discovered is something we just have to start with the baby steps and changing one thing at a time.
Even if we dedicate 5-10-15 minutes to exercising. Then as we grow accustomed to this ritual and routine, we can begin increasing the amount of time we spend in this activity. I’ve discovered that the activities I “give up” while exercising are not missed, because I feel better about myself, I’m taking care of myself, I’m seeing results and I have more time to connect with God.
Where do you have a lot of knowledge, but not a lot of implementation?