So who likes to exercise, right?
Let’s face it. It’s hard work. It takes up time and you don’t see the instant results the late night infomercials promise you. And, if you’re fat to begin with, sometimes exercising hurts! Not just when you’re doing it, but a couple days later when every single muscle in your body is stiff and sore. It’s hard to convince anyone that exercise is fun – much less good for you.
But here’s what I’m finding out about exercise…
You don’t need to spend hours in the gym. You don’t need to do hour long runs to burn calories. You don’t need to get up earlier than usual to huff and puff your way through pure torture to get the body you want. And deserve. All you have to do is make a small commitment to yourself.
Exercise starts in the mind. You simply convince yourself that what you’re doing WILL pay off. Forget the false promises and lies those people tell you to get you to buy their stuff. Exercising to burn fat is as much a mental game as it is a physical game.
Let me prove my point to you.
When you wake up in the morning you have a couple different choices. You could go back to sleep. You could get up and get ready for work. And there’s a third choice, but every time I try that I get an elbow from my wife and a reminder that sleep is more important to her than sex.
Anyway, you choose to get up and get ready for work. Why? Because of the reward that earning a paycheck brings. Even if you hate your job, you still get up. Because it’s important to you. Money is important to all of us. But our health isn’t as important to some of us.
I wonder why.
Without your health, you can’t earn money. You can’t enjoy your family and friends. You can’t do the things you want to do. If you’re not healthy your lifestyle is severely impaired.
And none of us willingly signed up for a severely impaired lifestyle.
Exercise is a CHOICE. Just like getting up to go to work. It’s simple, really. Just choose to do something to help you shrink that fat belly. You might even have your partner respond a little more favorably some morning!