Guys I know its easy to make excuses. I have done it and still do some times. So here I am to help add motivation to all of you each day. We should mentally put exercise in our minds as a necessity just like brushing our teeth, eating, and bathing. Consider it a must!
I do not expect anyone to make a full change in their life, but at least try to each day take steps to get back into a routine. Pick some of your favorite exercises to start. I variate my routines and activity all the time. Some of the activities I do are; run on the beach, bike, volleyball, surf, basketball, yoga, kick box, swim, and circuit training in the gym. I am sure there are some fun activities or exercises you can choose. If it helps sign up for a group activity locally to help motivate you.
Do not worry so much about numbers on a scale, counting calories or reps. Just get in the mindset of taking control over your life. Devote 20-30 each day minimum to some kind of exercise. Do not worry so much about losing weight or what the scale says. Focus on the facts that you’re getting stronger, making yourself healthier, and improving your emotional level. Do not try to count calories rather cut down on huge portions and eat more frequently. Counting calories is frustrating and annoying. I haven’t counted a single calorie in the last 3 years I have been in top shape. Once you get the feel for eating those smaller meals and preventing yourself from going hungry you will never count calories again. It’s about eating to prevent yourself from getting hungry. When I’m hungry I will eat too much so try to keep a snack handy at all times to prevent over eating. And also counting reps sometimes isn’t really challenging at all. If you set a number at 10 and you do 10 easily you’re not going to surpass your plateau . Think outside the box! Feel your body. Burn it out! keep going until you feel that burn.
Most important reason why you should put exercise first is because it boosts your sense of well – being. We all know that exercise is best for us long-term, but everyone always wants quick satisfaction. While adding exercise to your day you are increasing your energy, stamina, balance, posture, concentration, reducing stress, improving sleep and your over all out look . I highly tell people put yourself first, not in a selfish manner, but in a wise one. It relates to theory of the flight attendants advise to put your oxygen mask on before you proceed to help your children or anyone else. It’s the same thing. You are not effectively able to take care of others if you do not put your own self first and foremost. I have learned that the hard way so please listen to someone who has the experience. Make the commitment to make yourself priority. Be proud of your efforts and accomplishments each day!