Getting Started Is The Hardest Part

Posted: December 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

I don’t know about you, but I have let myself slide! It wasn’t because I am lazy, it more just because of life. I sure my story is a lot like most peoples. I have good intentions. But life gets in the way. I mean we have a spouse that needs and wants time. Kids, they demand some time too. And the thing we typically spend most our time attending to….our job!!

So yeah, a day gets pretty full pretty fast. Get up, get ready, and get the little ones started on their day. Then head out the door to work. Spend an hour and half getting to work, put in your nine hours or so then the hour and half commute back home. But don’t forget to stop and do the errands along the way.

Have the evening meal. Tidy that up and help the kids with their homework. Then finally there is some peace and quiet time. So what do you do? Do you throw on the idiot box and zone out for two or three hours before you call it a night, or do you go to the gym?

If you are like me and millions of other people out there your feet are up and the clicker is in your hand before your brain has even really registered the question and considered the options. I mean you need your down time too, right? And you do, you work hard every day, your busy you deserve to chillax! But at what cost?

That’s right there is a cost. There is nothing in life that is free! Everything has its price. While you are sitting around watching your two to three hours of television every night your body is slowly deteriorating. Those few extra calories you consumed today, those couple of relaxing evening beverages are settling on your hips and belly. The cholesterols and fats are sticking to your artery walls. Your muscles are slowly getting weaker from non use. Even your bone density is thinning, and believe me that is the only thing thinning! This doesn’t happen overnight, this happens slowly over several years. That why we don’t really notice it until it has a really good and obvious hold on us.

The good news is we can all turn this around. We just need the desire. The desire must be greater than the habit of doing nothing. If you get the desire high enough and most of us do that by being sick and tired of being sick and tired. If you can commit to just twenty minutes of dedicated exercise everyday you can turn this around. It’s not a big deal, pick your least favorite sit-com and do a simple workout instead. Even if at first it consist of just going for a walk around the block a couple of times.

I can promise you this, if you start doing it and stick with it every day it will become a habit. And once you start doing it on a regular bases, you will want to keep do it. So just get started. Get a friend or loved one to do it with you. People will commit to friend better than they will commit to themselves. You will find yourself feeling better; you will want to do more, longer walks, maybe a jumping jack or two or a few sit ups even. The more you do the more you’ll want to do. The more you do the better you will feel. The better you feel the more you’ll want to. It’s a vicious cycle! But a good one.

If you feel you need assistance getting started or are better motivated by having a program laid out to follow just click this link and I will be happy to help you. We can do this together. Whatever your choice I encourage you to start doing something today and every day. I look forward to hearing of your success.

Have a healthier and energised day!

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