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Exercise: Getting Started

But I Don’t Like to Exercise…

 

Healthy living isn’t easy. It’s even harder if you don’t like to exercise.

I admit it, I hate to exercise. I’ve never been the type that likes to sweat. Maybe it’s the discipline part that’s been my trouble. I’ve never been a regimented kind of person when it comes to exercise. I’m more mental than physical. I do yoga because it’s pretty easy and I love the way it feels. I dance because I love music and it just naturally gets my body going. I walk because I love nature and so does my dog. I’ve tried the gym thing, it’s not for me, but hey, you might love it.

 

Maybe you’re the kind of person that needs inspiration? Working out with friends, taking a class, or engaging the help of a trainer might be right up your alley.

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One thing’s for sure,

 

IF YOU DON’T ENJOY IT, YOU WON’T DO IT!

 

That’s the secret to exercise.

 

Another secret? You’ve got to get your mind right.

You’ve got to decide you’re worth the effort and time it takes to work your body and get or keep it fit.

And if you’ve got some weight to lose, it’s gonna be a bit harder. Okay, a lot harder. Remember, virtually everything is possible.

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Here’s some tips to get you started:

 

  • Drink plenty of water. If you’re not hydrated, you can’t think properly let alone have enough energy to work out.

  • Start with a sensible plan. After you’ve figured out what kind of exercise you like to do, make a plan to do it at least 6 days a week. Go beyond your comfort zone. Don’t shoot for the moon. If your expectations are too high, you’ll set yourself up for failure.

  • Pitch the junk food. No amount of exercise will cancel out processed foods and drinks. Exercise and healthy eating go hand in hand.

  • Place inspirational notes around your home. Words such as, “I Am perfect health,” or, “I Am perfect weight.” You have to convince your mind to make any new plan or dream a reality. If you don’t have any signs around your home reminding you to tell your Self how much you love you, get on it. It will make a world of difference in your life. As you think, so shall you be.

  • Listen to motivational speakers daily. This is a powerful way to get inspired as you change the way you think.

We have our favorite YouTube Channels and speakers. They are        reaching millions of people with great success.

Mel Robbins’ 5 Second Rule will take your procrastination to a new level. To a place of hope, inspiration and necessity. Here’s what she says about exercise and life in general:

“No one is there to push you, to tell you to turn the TV off, to get out and exercise, to write the business plan for you...it's all up to you. You're going to need to push yourself and parent yourself if you want to make your dreams come true. And when you accept the fact that you're always going to need to give yourself a push, there's a tremendous amount of liberation. ”

-Mel Robbins

"Necessity demands action."

-Reni

Easy Exercise You Just Might Like

 

Walk with friends (and your dog) instead of meeting for coffee.  

Go to the park or mall during winter. Our local mall caters to walkers and has created an atmosphere that makes indoor walking quite appealing. Great if you live in a rainy or cold winter climate.

My husband enjoys walking and uses it as an opportunity to listen to inspirational and educational videos. And also, as a walking meditation.

 

A one-mile walk (20 min. average) calms your body and lowers blood pressure.

 

Hike in nature with friends.

 

Dancing is an awesome way to move your body! Dance like no one’s watching…

 

Yoga- There are many different kinds to choose from. My morning regimen begins with yoga. It gets my body stretched and limbered and prevents aches and pains. Hatha yoga is gentle and virtually anyone can do it.

 

Biking- I have friends that bike rain or shine. Myself, I’ve never met a seat that my butt liked, but hey, you might really enjoy it.

 

Sign up for a dance or yoga class. Committing to a class will increase your chance of success. Your local gym or YMCA generally offers yoga, dance and other bodywork classes.

Reni and Scampy at the beach, for the newsletter.

It’s never too late to start moving. Get on it, because your life depends on it!

 

For a deeper look into losing weight and keeping it off,

check out

“Weight Loss Naturally.”

 

Resources

Fed Up

This film follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives and reveals why the conventional wisdom of exercise and eat right is not ringing true for millions struggling with diabetes, obesity, and other serious conditions. 

Beginner’s Yoga with Reni 

Lilas! Am & Pm Yoga Workouts for Seniors 

 

 

Consult your healthcare practitioner before beginning any exercise routine.

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