Exercise is one of those things that you never ‘feel’ like doing. Actually, you tend to find excuses ‘not’ to do it. But once you’ve completed a workout you never say “I wish I hadn’t done that.” No, it’s just the opposite, you feel so good that you want to start working out more often! It’s like when you eat a light, healthy meal you say “Wow.. that was good, I’m gonna start eating better,” but of course it’s short lived and you go right back to your old ways. Why is this? Why is it that the good things in life are never addicting? No one that I know of is addicted to fruits or veggies, it’s always junk food that holds the grip! We have to battle our urges in order to live a healthy lifestyle! I don’t get it! Maybe life was meant to be a constant battle – and the way my life has been going lately I sure do believe it!
I suppose it’s easier said than done, but we do need to take care of ourselves! Sure, it’s easy to get unmotivated, especially living in today’s world, but we can’t allow it to paralyze us! We all must care about our mental & physical state. Sadly, I see people who are battling with weight and ailments yet continue eating the same old foods, not exercising, simply relying on the doctors to solve all their problems. I wonder…what do they truly want out of life? I was like that once and I recall wanting change but not taking control of my life and MAKING change happen. The thought of a little hard work scared me. Nothing is easy in life – don’t we all already know that? And to better define ‘easy’, it’s not just physical strain we’re talking about…it’s also time and dedication! Change requires a lot from us, there’s no other way to look at it. In my situation, it took a lot of prayer! I never gave up on myself.
In this Arizona – 114 degree heat, I find myself not wanting to do a thing! It’s just down right disgusting! But you know what? I have a pool in my back yard and that can provide me the exercise I need to get my blood flowing and some adrenaline going! With that said I’m going to sign off now and go swim some laps! May I suggest you do the same? Find something…anything, that you can do to get some exercise! In the old days (back when I was a kid) people would just exercise in their own living rooms and on the floors – doing sit ups, leg lifts, running in place, even jumping jacks! There’s no need to join a gym! So stop making excuses because you have what it takes right there within your reach! Like Dr. Leo Marvin says in the movie “What About Bob”…it’s all about baby steps. You have to start somewhere or else you get nowhere!
Where, how and when are you going to start making positive change happen in your life?