Happy Saturday, Beautifuls! what's on your agenda this weekend? What's on your must-do list? Is exercise?
Lately I've become really passionate about exercise. Surprise! As a personal trainer, massage therapist & health coach I'm not always inspired, it's true! Here are the top 4 things that dampen my desire to work out:
the weather. Wind & rain, namely here.
high tide. sounds crazy but most of my fitness involves the beach. when I look out the window and there's hardly any sand; I delay and delay, not wanting to pound the pavement
"rest days". Rest days are so important for hard trainers. But a 20 minute run a day does not neccessarily entitle us to a rest day. In my book.
Summer sun & crowds. I know. there I was just complaining about the rain (maybe I am truly turning British!) But I hate dodging dogs on leads, kids with balls and teenagers licking icecreams, walking hand in hand. Maybe that's a little bah-humbug- but it's just no fun for me.
What are your big exercise turn-offs?
Lucky no matter how many reasons I have NOT to exercise, I have a bigger YES inside of me.
I run for freedom.
I exercise to be stronger, more agile, more aware.
I run to stay younger, longer
I run to read the weather, to look for changes in my environment, to feel the energy of the day.
I run because I can.
And because I know too many people who can't.
I run because I love to eat "treat" foods, and I want to "keep" my figure (the figure exercise has given me!)
I run so I can always run.
I cartwheel so I can always cartwheel.
I want to bounce back from anything life's going to sling at me.
I want to keep feeling good.
But that's why I exercise.
What's your excuse? :)
push past the pain. inspire yourself. even a little...
Oprah: Do you think you are stronger than you need to be?
Martha Stewart: I'm even physically stronger than I have to be.