How important is exercise to you?
I am passionate about trying to spread the bug…the exercise bug. One of my clients recently confessed that she had it and how she felt funny when she skipped a session. Now she has got the bug training has become something that she places a very high value on. This means that she:
- makes time for it (by scheduling it in the same way as she would an important meeting);
- moves heaven and earth to get to a training session (even if it means bringing a child along with her);
- turns up even when its cold and rainy;
- plans her week around it;
- goes to bed early because she has to get up and train.
For so many of us once we settle into life with partners, kids, pets, jobs, a home and busy schedules exercise is something that is relegated to the “IF I HAVE TIME” category of activity. And surprise, surprise we never have time.
I want to remind you that
- the benefits of exercise are well recognised and go way beyond your desire to lose 3 kgs (mental health, heart and lungs health, joints and mobility, energy levels, staying “young”, muscle maintenance and growth, use it or lose it, lessen the risk of many diseases); and
- the impact it will have on the rest of your life – the flow on effect – is huge.
It is simply not something you can really afford to place on the backburner. So if you do not yet have the bug – fake it until you make it – try making exercise something you do on a REGULAR and CONSISTENT basis and it won’t be long for it to become something you value highly.