This isn’t a thinly veiled attempt to get you to part with your money to invest in some quick fix fitness or health initiative. It is a wake up call though, that there are more important things than the dollars we earn, save, invest and now, try to protect. The beauty of this message here right now, is that you really don’t need to spend any.
Last week I spoke about exercising where you love. Well now I am saying get your exercise done at home. The two places may actually coincide. I certainly do hope you love where you live and the convenience of training there is simply huge. No travel time and no crowds…unless of course you have a big family.
Maybe some of us have kind of dabbled in health and fitness. You know ‘The Amazing Watermelon Diet of the Stars’ in the weekly mag, or ‘Pilates is the answer to that flat belly you’ve always dreamt of’ on the prime time ‘health show’ or perhaps it was ‘Go hard or go home’ flyer of the ubiquitous 6 week challenge at the local gym that hooked you in, albeit until it got too hard or just finished.
Have you ever heard the saying, ‘that you become what you think about all day long’? The same also applies to exercise, ‘you become what you do or don’t do on a regular basis’. Hence the headline today. The trick with this ‘consistent exercise gig’ we all know we need is to find your motivation. If you can achieve that, you will no longer need ‘will power’, as the reason for doing it drives the action on auto pilot.
We are early in the New Year and hopes are high for a good year. Always! This is the reason I love this time of year because it reminds of the hope I used to (probably over optimistically) possess at the beginning of every set of tennis I played competitively. Why so? Well the beauty of a game of tennis is such that no matter how bad you did in a previous set or even game for that matter, you get to start at love all, i.e. zero, i.e a clean slate! How awesome is that?