There is Success in Routine

John Maxwell once said, “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” I firmly believe there is success in routine. After a month of (good!) craziness that disrupted my daily exercise and eating, I’ve been back in my regular routine for almost two weeks and it’s been wonderful! I spent 7 hours and 45 minutes exercising in the pool this week which was glorious! And it has paid off. For the last four weeks I have shed two pounds each week – certainly nothing to balk at! – but this week I shed six pounds, bringing my total to 121. Yippee!celebrate

For those who have been following my Psalm memorization, yes, this means I bypassed Psalm 119. Another reason to rejoice! Not that it’s a bad psalm, but 176 verses are a tad much to memorize, don’t you think?!

This week’s weight loss also brings me to another milestone. I am at my lowest weight in 25 years – my college graduation weight. I went searching through pictures today and was only able to find one from my college graduation. It’s not the best picture of me (quite honestly, I look constipated!), but I created a side-by-side for comparison. I have about 20 pounds to go to get to my high school graduation weight.

As I continue the journey I recognize that “my help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121: 2).

          Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time on and forevermore.

25 years, college graduation, then and now

Until next time, peace …

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3 Responses to There is Success in Routine

  1. Holy cow Amy says! 😘🤘

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Baxter says:

    Congratulations Robin!! There is no doubt that you will make your weight goal. We are so proud of you!! Gary and Joyce

  3. Phyllis Fetzer says:

    Wishing you all the best, Robin!

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