Getting exercise can seem like a daunting task especially if you are pressed for time. Who isn’t?
I find I’m constantly having to decide which thing I’m going to let go because I don’t have the time to get to it all. But when my body started to fall apart at age 27, I realized I needed to prioritize my health a little better, no, a LOT better and was motivated to make some big changes. If I can do it, you totally can!
The Secret to Deep Motivation and Sustainability
All you need to do to get some exercise is find your “why?” If that reason is dear to your heart, you’ll be making it to the gym, working out in your living room, waking up early, wearing your gym clothes under your work clothes (I do this often).
Obviously exercise revolves around improving your health, but why?
What would it mean for you to improve your health? You may not know what you’re missing if you’ve had chronic issues your entire life. Let’s take a look at some outcomes that will move it move it right now!
- Longer Life – Do you have a family that loves you and loves spending time with you? Do you love them and want to be around to see your family grow and be a part of making your family happy. Well guess what, we ain’t getting any younger. Hit the gym!
- Improve Stress, Anxiety, and Depression – exercising increases our endorphins which decreases all of the above, improve our mood, and help us to relax.
- Better Focus – endorphins help us to prioritize and block out distractions. If you can squeeze in 20 minutes of exercise before work, you just might get 20 minutes back in productivity.
- Better Sleep – it is proven that exercise helps people fall asleep faster and get better quality sleep. Avoid exercising right before bed though because the endorphins that come with improved mood and focus may wake yo ass up for a couple hours.
- Minimize medications and Doctors visits – most of the shit that’s wrong with us is caused my what we’re eating and lack of moving our bodies. If we can clean up our eating habits and get 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week, we can throw the meds out the window! (Not really. Please don’t do that.) But seriously, we can quit the meds and the frequent doctors’ visits by improving our health without prescription meds. Think about how much time that would save you.
- Prevent Chronic Illness – getting exercise increases your metabolism which increases the amount of calories you burn which increases weight loss. Weight loss helps prevent diseases associated with being overweight.
- Strengthen your body – your body reacts positively to added stress on it. For example. Walking every day will strengthen the leg muscles and the bones that hold you upright and support you.
- Look Better – people who exercise regularly are in better shape, as in, they have a healthy human body figure. This is achievable for everybody everywhere. Remember you just have to start somewhere. And if you dropped off, just pick up where you left off. You can do it!
- Do Better – when we feel better and look better, we’re more motivated to DO things. Good things. Because we feel good and want to help others feel good. In the world we live in, there is so much opportunity to make a difference. And it is needed soo soo badly. So when you exercise, you’ll feel better and do better.
Look at all the ways exercise benefits you!
Surely there is one thing on this list that really stands out to you.
Let that be your reminder every day. Put it on a sticky note on your bathroom mirror so you see it constantly as a reminder to motivate you to just move your body.
It’s going to be uncomfortable at first and you’re probably going to want to quit.
You can do it! Lock arms with someone who also wants to change their life and exercise together!
It’ll be more fun and you’ll have an accountability partner. You got this!