Recently, I decided that I needed to get back in shape. I had started to gain a significant amount of weight from a lack of physical activity. Between working two jobs and serving at daily Mass early in the morning, I just didn't have the energy left to go for a run anymore. I decided last week that I would start with walking, and I enjoyed it so much during the first two days, I went for a run on the third.
That bordered on being a mistake. I was miserable by the end, but the whole time something just kept telling me, "Just push through it." I realized tonight that it must have been the devil I was listening to. As I went for a 6 mile walk this evening after mowing two lawns, I made excellent use of a great app on my phone. I have been praying the Liturgy of the Hours daily and this app has it as mp3 files, which meant I was able to pray and walk at the same time.
It occurs to me that God will provide you with an abundance of energy, when you follow the plan. I might be exhausted now, but I feel better than I have in a long time. I still have a long way to go, but this is just like everything else. I just need to keep following the plan, and have patience.