Today, I had plans to go out on a brisk walk, but Mother Nature foiled my plans again with high, cold winds and spotty rain. I don’t like walking in weather like this, so instead, I will insert a DVD in the player and go to it. I never, ever regret working out, even if it is only doing 25 reps of curls – my mood lifts and my step quickens.
I encourage my clients to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. Taking the first step into physical activity (First approved by a physician, of course) is the hardest, but I promise them, as I do you, it is a worthy use of time. Begin slowly, short intervals for aerobic, use light weights in weightlifting, etc. Common sense and all things in moderation prevent injury and discouragement.
I offer a 6-Week Challenge to my clients, which includes a journal of food intake, weight, and physical activities.
You’ll feel better mentally, perform tasks more efficiently, and your clothes will fit better or not fit as your body shrinks ~ what a great excuse to go shopping for new clothes! (^_^)
WHAT IS A WORKOUT?
A workout is 25 percent perspiration
and 75 percent determination. Stated
another way, it is one part physical
exertion and three parts self-discipline.
Doing it is easy once you get started.
A workout makes you better today than
you were yesterday. It strengthens the
body, relaxes the mind and toughens the
spirit. When you work out regularly,
your problems diminish and your
A workout is a personal triumph over
laziness and procrastination. It is the
badge of a winner and the mark of an
organized, goal-oriented person who has
taken charge of his or her destiny.
A workout is a wise use of time and an
investment in excellence. It is a way of
preparing for life’s challenges and
proving to yourself that you have what
it takes to do what is necessary.
A workout is a key that helps unlock the
door to opportunity and success. Hidden
within each of us is an extraordinary
force. Physical and mental fitness are
the triggers that can release it.
A workout is a form of rebirth.
When you finish a good workout,
you don’t simply feel better . . .
YOU FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF.