“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.” Gene Tunney
Exercise. So, simple. So, hard.
Why are the things that are really good for us so easy to do, yet so hard to do? It’s a great question, right?
Doctors tell us to eat right, get out and exercise, get plenty of sleep, and all the rest, yet the United States is suffering from an epidemic of obesity. We are driven to work harder and work longer. We are driven to spend our money on things we don’t need and will rarely use. We eat out more and more because we don’t have time to cook a healthy nutritious meal. We drink energy drinks instead of water. It’s one big vicious cycle, more, faster, longer, harder, quicker, and the merry-go-round continues…
I’ve found over time that exercise is really about the individual. I hear all kinds of excuses revolving around exercise. Here are a few:
- I don’t have a gym close to me.
- I don’t have time.
- My work schedule won’t allow it.
I learned a really hard lesson a while ago. The lesson is: You can’t drag someone to the gym. They either want to go and realize how beneficial it is, or they don’t want to go and there is nothing that will motivate them. Worry about yourself. If you have a friend who wants to join you at the gym, terrific! Just don’t depend on them. This is your body, your exercise routine. If you find a true partner who is just as motivated as you–awesome! Just don’t pin your results or your schedule with someone else. They show up when you agree to meet, cool. If not, get to work. They’ll text you or call you with an excuse. That’s ok. This is all about you and your routine.
If you want to feel good, alleviate some stress, sleep better, and look better—Exercise. It is really that simple. I recommend starting very small. Start with a pushup a day, a sit-up a day, or begin walking 5-10 minutes a day (purposeful walking, beyond your normal routine).
If you need any help, reach out. I have all kinds of resources for you to use to get started.
See you tomorrow…