Lately I've been all Mrs-Prepper-because-Times-are-worsening.
Maybe you noticed.
Got my canned goods. My packaged foods. Water. Even a huge ol' bucket of hard white wheat and a smaller one of pretend beef that's supposed to taste ah-mazing.
I use my flower pot heater most days--and the emergency isn't even here yet. It's just a cozy thing to do.
I have my solar oven and cooker can supplies. Candles and tea lights. Started on my third storage bin of twigs to burn someday in a rocket stove (have my bricks for that). Etc.
But. I've majorly procrastinated the one thing which all serious preppers say you must do--or else you're a goner.
What's that, you ask?
Get into shape. You must exercise now, they say, because when Life changes? You'll need to do increased physical labor. (Physical what?!) They tell me, if you can barely pull yourself together enough to load the washing machine, heaven help you if you must, someday, wash clothes by hand. Or gather wood. Nail boards to window frames. Bike instead of drive. Run for help or to safety.
Oh dear. Bleh. Why is that one so hard? That eating right and getting into shape thing?
Yeah, yeah, don't tell me. The answers include words like discipline, commitment, sacrifice, determination, no-longer-being-a-lazy-bones and ___________ (fill in the blank).
I know this one is true. Already while simply preparing for the end of the world, I've felt the stretch. The burn. The back-aching, Debra-how-did-it-come-to-this?-ness of it all.
But s-l-o-w-l-y I'm getting there. Stretching exercises 4 days a week (I'm aiming for 6). Running up stairs. Not always taking the easy way out around here (like not procrastinating until I permanently forget what needed to be done). Walking faster through supermarket aisles and pushing the lawn mower with more determination.
But it's time for more walking. More cardio. Actually getting my heart beating faster than just thump. Thump. Thump.
I know this.
Anyway. Do with this post whatever you wish. Some of you have asked me to share all that I'm learning about prepping, and well, here you go. Something else to add to your list. Something I'd not yet mentioned--for obvious reasons. :)
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... Philippians 4:13
Times will not be getting better--so we must, instead.