Getting Back to It!

After a bit of an exercise hiatus, I am getting back on track with getting to yoga, the gym and out for a run at least once each per week.   Not that once a week is good, but combined exercising 3x a week is OK.  I prefer to do something 4-5 times a week, but at least I’m moving in the right direction!

This morning the weather was unseasonably warm and I went out for a short (3 mile) run.  It felt great.  I have found that while it is tough to get up, get dressed and get out the door, once I start running I really do enjoy it!  And afterwards I am very, very glad I went!  The same holds true for yoga and weight training too.  The hardest part is getting out the door!

 

Things that keep me going are to remember why I exercise:running infographic

  • I exercise for my overall health
  • I exercise to keep my bones strong
  • I exercise to keep my heart strong
  • I exercise to prevent disease
  • Exercise makes me happy (maybe it’s the endorphins)
  • I exercise to shape my body
  • And yes, I exercise so I can eat a lot and still maintain my weight

I find it motivational to remember that:

I never regret when I make time for exercise, but I always regret when I don’t!

And I find that keeping an exercise log helps motivate me to stay on track.  The actual recording of my workouts keeps me accountable, even if it is only to myself!

Comments

  1. OK, now I really feel guilty. I haven’t been doing my regular routine of late and I do need to get back to it. You have given that push. Thanks you. 🙂

  2. Don’t where would be without my regular work-outs…for all the reasons that you mention above. It’s keeps my mind more nimble…I like that part the best I think 🙂

  3. Hello; Thanks for sharing with us. I followed you here from a comment on the bloggers helping bloggers group. I have heard before that for most people no matter how hard it is to start on a given day they always feel better the further they go along in whatever exercise method or routine they have chosen. and the nutritionist that works with the surgeon that did my gastric procedure also preached about keeping an exercise journal. I’m blind and not overly ambitious so for me i ride a bike that doesn’t go anywhere and walk on a tread mill. i find its also a great time for thought or meditation and i take a book on my digital player with me to keep me in the right frame of mind. thanks for keeping us up on your progress. Take care, max

  4. Grace- I just started back exercising. I am one who can find every excuse under the sun why I don’t have the time. For me the most important reason is to prevent disease. The second is to work the heart muscle. I am back on track.

    • Good for you Arleen! I find that remembering I do this for health (rather than for beauty) is the strongest motivator!

  5. Maybe I should join the yoga class again that I keep promising myself : )

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