Thursday, April 13, 2017
Do you ever dread exercising? Do you find excuses not to exercise? Does your exercise bore you? Do you feel lazy because you are not able to do what other people are doing?
Society has ingrained it in our minds to look at exercise as something we have to do instead we should be grateful because we can exercise to stay healthy. We should never look at exercise as though it is something we just have to endure instead make it because you love yourself and want to be the best and healthiest you can be.
Healthy living is a skill you can improve at. It is not something you can just wake up one day and do it. Instead of focusing on feeling undisciplined or guilty about yourself we should be focusing on what caused you to slip up and build on that.
Take an architect for example... Lets say Shawn wants to build a new high rise shopping center. He knows what he wants and tells the architect his ideas. The architect takes those ideas and designs a plan for the shopping center. He presents it to Shawn. Shawn says this is not at all what I want and throws the plans in the trash. Does the architect give up? Does he just walk away? No! He goes back to the drawing board, works with what he has and begins again. Just like the architect who has had years of training and experience we can not expect to go in untrained and be able to do everything at once. We need to look at exercise as a skill. One that we can build on. Make it something you love or enjoy doing. Say you love dancing for example. You could get into Zumba or maybe make your own routine to your favorite music. It does not have to be somebody elses idea of what you should be able to do. Make it about you!
I love country music and I love to line dance. So why not put on some country music with a good beat and line dance right here in my own living room? You do not have to go to the gym. You do not have to do traditional push ups. So you want to do some strength training ? But you do not want to have to buy a bunch of weights, use some cans from your kitchen to start out with.Then when you have sharpened that skill and ready to move on buy one set of weights at a time and work on those until you master them and go from there. You do not have to start lifting a 50 lb barbell just because that is what your neighbor does. Do what feels right to you! Just start moving. If you want something you know you will stick with make it enjoyable. It just takes making that first step. The rest will follow.
Well that is it from me today...
God bless you and keep you on your journey! Have a fabulous day!