"Intervals" a dirty word that works

By Aaron Carmichael,
Chief Development Officer

I’ve heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results.   Have you ever found yourself in this cycle?  We are creatures of habit and creatures who seek comfort.  Both lend themselves to a path of routine. 

My exercise routine had become just that, a routine.  Lately, I haven’t been getting the results I had hoped for.  I’ve been working really hard but the weight isn’t coming off.  After talking to a few experts in exercise, I decided it was time to change up the routine.  I’ve had good results but it was time to move on to something a little different, something a little outside my comfort zone….something exhausting.  I can’t expect the same results I received early on by doing the same thing over and over.

INTERVALS … it’s a dirty word to me.  But it is working.  After dropping 4 pounds in three days, I think I’ve escaped exercise insanity, at least until my body adjusts and I’ll have to shock it with a new routine.  But I’ll be watching out for that.

Isn’t that how life is?  If we’re living life and things just aren’t working for us, maybe it’s time to change the routine.  Sometimes our life situation is a result of our choices, sometimes its circumstances out of our control.  But nonetheless, God will provide the opportunity for positive change.  We have to leave the past in the past and move on toward our future.  The apostle Paul stated it like this; “…forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

At the Fuller Center for Housing, we are about changing lives.  Safe, decent housing is that conduit of change.   We do what we do in the name of our Savior, providing the hand-up that WILL bring truly lasting hope and change to families in need.  Sometimes we are the change for ourselves; sometimes God calls us to be that change for someone else.  Will you be that change for a family in need?  Please sponsor my Fuller Center for Housing Bike Adventure ride.  Visit my donation page and make a tax-deductible gift that will help change the future of a deserving family.

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