Taking The Stairs

I'll admit, I'm NOT a morning person. I wish I was one of those people who could spring out of bed everyday at 5:00am with an enthusiastic smile on my face and sweat it out at the gym. Truth be told, today hit the snooze button for over an hour! Yes, over an hour. I had attempted to wake up at 5:00am with that cheerful grin that I so eagerly desire and start my day on the right foot.

Get to the gym, I thought.

I always talk about how I want to go to the gym, eat right and get rest, but my actions have been telling a completely different story. I eat way too much, I don't get the exercise I need, and I stay up too late. Once I finally rolled out of bed, I shuffled into the kitchen for a cup of coffee. After some scripture reading, I picked up a book that I had recently bought: Take the Stairs by Rory Vaden.

"Yet it's the things that seem easy in the short term that become harder in the long run because procrastination and indulgence are nothing more than creditors who charge us interest." That statement got me thinking. Everything that I procrastinate on doing is causing me to feel/be lazy. That was all I needed to read. I could continue to sit there and do nothing, or I could attempt to make a stride towards my goal. I put my socks and gym shoes on, gave a kiss to Jeremy saying goodbye, and out the door I went. 

There has to be a time where you refuse to let the self-gratifying behaviors continue to lure you in :)