I love to exercise. I love the way it makes me feel while I’m exercising. I love the way I feel afterwards. I love the way my body looks after consistent exercise effort. I also love the accomplishment that I feel after I workout. I feel like I’ve done something positive for my body, my mind, and my spirit.
So what I don’t understand is why I find it so hard to get motivated to exercise sometimes. The experience is wonderful and the payoff is tremendous. Yet, sometimes I find myself debating whether I should workout. My answer should always be YES! At times, I’m weighing the negatives – I’ll be tired, I’ll be sore, I’ll have less energy (which is further from the truth!), I’ll get sweaty (so what!), I have other things to do, etc. None of these things are valid excuses. Exercise promotes good health and that can never been taken for granted.
When I debate working out, I try to remember this percentage – that a one hour workout is only 4% of your day. So, there should be no excuses. I think of all the silly things that I spend an hour on each day when I could be working out. What I’m really trying to say is this. A good workout routine requires discipline. Being active everyday, even for just 10-15 minutes, will net huge results in your physical fitness. So be disciplined and be consistent! Your body will thank you.