If you want to keep moving, you have to keep moving. My determination to be strong and keep moving as long as I can motivates me to really dig in and work out regularly. The trick has always been getting into a habit of it. Once I do that, the rewards of exercising keep me from wanting to break the habit.
I happily discovered Daily Burn last year when we bought a Roku and dropped cable television. It’s an exercise channel with lots of workout choices, one of which is called DB365: a live workout every day of the year, always new, taught by an array of fun, down to earth trainers who take turns. The energetic, positive host, JD Roberto, does the workout along with the rest of the class which is filled with ordinary people. Through website chat during live workouts, facebook group interactions, Twitter responses, and Instagram posts, DB365 has really connected with its “people” and cultivated a sense of community and fun that keeps us coming back day after day.
Every once in a while they play the “Word of the Day” game. However many times the trainer for that day says the word of the day, we do that many burpees at the end of the workout. The trainer doesn’t know what the word is until it’s revealed at the end of the workout.
It’s usually not too bad, we may end up doing 8-10 burpees or so. HOWEVER, on Valentine’s Day, the word of the day was “love” of all things. When I saw that I thought “Oh no” as did lots of the people in the class standing behind the trainer evidenced by rolled eyes and nervous smiles. Then, all throughout the workout, as the trainer kept saying “love” over and over we were all dreading what our torture would be. At one point, the host even hollered out chuckling, “Okay, okay! We know you love this!” We ended up doing 24 that day! But there was much laughter, and hey, we burned that many more calories!
Recently the word was “team” and we ended up with 19. JD admitted that the staff watches past workouts of whichever trainer is on that day and track what they typically say – they’re trying to trap us into lots of burpees! All for our good, of course!
I got to thinking how cool it is that one of the words this trainer typically says a lot is the word “Team.” Not “losers” or “flabby” or “wimps” or “can’t.” All the words I heard from her were upbeat and affirming.
If life was the Word of the Day game today, what word would people hear you say over and over? What do they hear me say?
But what comes out of the mouth gets its start in the heart. Matthew 15:18 The Msg
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8 NLT
Words satisfy the mind as much as fruit does the stomach;
good talk is as gratifying as a good harvest. Proverbs 18:20 The Msg