What emotions and thoughts come to mind when you hear that word? Are they words like this?
Pain. Misery. Sweat. Defeat. Can’t. Hate. Hard. Difficult.
Don’t worry. A lot of people associate exercise with negativity. Weight loss and healthy habits are really just a big ol’ mind game. Like I’ve said before, your body is capable of anything. It’s your mind that needs the training.
Why not re-frame the word to Activity? What comes to mind now?
For me, I think about things I actually enjoy such as walking on the boardwalk with Frankie J and Chuy the Chihuahua, hiking at the park, and just being outside MOVING on a gorgeous day.
But, you know what? All of those things are actually the dreaded word . .. EXERCISE!!! Of course, if you really want to move the scale, you need to step up the activity.
Get on Up & Move!
As long as you are moving, you are burning calories and it counts! Start moving at least 30 minutes a day, every day. Yes, today. You are capable of it and have no excuses. None.
According to the Weight Watchers Research Department,
“The current recommendation for physical activity encourages adults to do 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity on most days, and preferably all days, of the week.1 The majority of people currently don’t achieve this goal, which is considered a reasonable and obtainable one that would benefit most people. This level of activity has been linked with limiting the health risks for a number of chronic diseases including coronary heart disease and diabetes.”
Start Making a Lifestyle Change
You can’t look at activity as a temporary solution to a problem. You must incorporate it into your overall lifestyle. Even if you lose weight, you’ve got to keep it off by moving.
As you start your road to becoming Irresistibly You or you’re already on it, keep this top of mind for success!
Share Your Favorites!
What are your favorite “activities” to get you moving? If you don’t have one yet, what do you plan on starting this week? Share them in the comments!
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“Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.”~Mahatma Gandhi~