Will you accept my challenge?

“If it were easy, everyone would do it,” I read in an author’s blog post once. Walking has not always been easy. I’ve completed maybe several hundred hours of physical therapy; I’m still not walking as well as I’d like. But I’m determined to rid myself of any walking device.

So. I didn’t want to admit. But here goes. My confession. I’ve not been so good with my work-outs lately. Ideally, I should be at the gym AT LEAST three times per week. I got there once last week. Yes. Once.

How am I supposed to achieve my walking dreams? I heard, doctors say you only need 30 minutes a day: of walking, running, weights, or machines. Easy enough.

So I’m rededicating myself…

To exercise. And I need your help. So I challenge you. Have you been exercising enough? Or doing physical therapy? Are you feeling as bad as I am, for what you are NOT doing?

I’m working more and every now and then I get distracted. I gotta get in the gym!

Soon I’ll be starting physical therapy again and I’m looking forward to it. I found a center nearby, they will even come to my home. Still working to lose the crutches and walk without them! My rehab. doctor says I only use them for one or two weak muscle groups.

Will you accept this challenge? Will you promise to work-out with me? AT LEAST 2-3 times per week, if you’re not already? We can hold each other accountable. A call. A text. If you’re in another state or country, an email, maybe?? Sound good? Sound like a plan?

If you don’t want to enter this challenge, the least you could do is pray for me. Prayers always help. So whatdya think?

Let’s give it a try!

Author: Zina Hermez

I'm a teacher, writer, and speaker. I got into publishing when I joined a Christian writers' group online where I met a few select authors who mentored me. My life changed. Through classes, webinars, and friendly emails, I've been encouraged to write. I started my blog to cope with my spinal injury in hopes of helping people.

5 thoughts on “Will you accept my challenge?”

  1. I read your blog and its very true. I have been slacking off too. Haven’t been doing that much exercise and Physio therapy recently. I think I should too change my ways and start doing exercises on a daily basis.

    Im glad your getting back to working out more often and I hope it has gone good for you.


  2. Go for it Zina! I exercise regularly too and it makes such a difference. I think accountability,support and encouragement helps you achieve goals. It’s great you’re offering this and getting back on track yourself.


    1. Thanks Sharon! It’s great you exercise regularly and I think you’re right, it’s important for us to be accountable. Thanks for your support!


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