Don't Feel Like It?!?
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This week I heard someone tell a story about part of his fitness routine. Back in high school, his coach told him that jumping rope was excellent for overall conditioning. He started working out with a jump rope then and it's now been 33 years, every morning! He hasn't missed a day and he attributes this to being one important factor in his ongoing, good health.
He went on to mention that once in a while, he doesn't "feel like" doing it. I can certainly identify with that and I'm sure you can, too. What struck me was his next comment. He said that when that happens, he goes to asking himself why he wouldn't do it ... and he can never come up with a good enough reason!
I applaud his perseverance and it got me thinking ...
Besides contributing to his strength and general well-being, showing up for himself every morning also reinforces other aspects of his life. If we choose to follow a similar path, we can:
become dependable and trustworthy
do something every day that keeps the momentum going
prove that we care about our health and we are aware how that can positively affect those around us -- it shows we care for them
have consistency and reliability in other areas
Doing something related to exercise can have so many benefits. Using the excuse that we "just don't feel like it" can work against us. Whatever you choose to do to get fit and feel better, start as small and as slow as you want, but keep on keepin' on. You'll be glad you did.
Happy Healthy Hump Day,