Exercise – The biggest craze and also the biggest neglect. We either love it or hate it. We are in, committed and moving mountains. Then, before you know it, you’re miles back, completely unfit and to be honest, feel ten times less toned than you were before you even started. These are only a few of the benefits of exercising; mood booster, heart fitness, joint and bone health, good weight management, free stress reliever, and a more capable and able human being!
With a new year starting and the ever notorious “New Year’s resolutions” coming up – I think it’s time we put into place some REALISTIC expectations on exercise and some easy steps to KEEP them in place. Let’s be honest, keeping it going is often the hardest part. Here are three KEY IDEAS to focus on – if you can get these right – no New Year’s resolution for your exercise plan will go sour.
KEY IDEA 1: KEEP MOVING
No matter what, even it’s only for 10 minutes, always do some of your exercise plan. We aim for perfection too much, and that causes us to give up if things aren’t 100%. Rather focus on maintaining movement. KEEP MOVING.
KEY IDEA 2: ACCOUNTABILITY
Get a buddy in on this with you – not a lazy one, one that is ready to encourage you and push you on. No friends? Make some! Or join a running club!
KEY IDEA 3: SET YOURSELF UP FOR A WIN
Make sure you drink water all day everyday – this will help keep you awake! Eat correctly – scrap that excess sugar and unhealthy food. Music – like music or not, it will help you to keep going. Take time to put together an awesome playlist, maybe even a podcast, and entertain your ears while you are at it!
We have only been given one body and one life, sometimes this one chance we have can be a bit overwhelming. Thankfully we have God’s grace to carry us through, sometimes life can get a bit too hectic and it feels like we’re drowning. If you could do with some help getting ahead of the game, click here.