(3 posts in a day!)
I’ve recently made the decision that I was going to work out every day. No matter what. No excuses. Every.single.day. It doesn’t matter how long I exercise or what exercise I do. The main thing I wanted to focus on was to create a habit of exercise in my life. Though I do want to lose weight, that is no longer my objective. My objective is to become healthier just by incorporating daily exercise into my life. So far, I’m doing pretty good. Fourteen days in a row now. Some days have been longer or more vigorous sessions. Some have been just a walk around the block. But I have done it, every day, for the past 14 days. Though I haven’t lost any weight yet (I’ve actually gained a pound), I can definitely feel changes. My body is getting stronger and firmer. My endurance is increasing. I feel better. I’m sleeping a little better as well. And the only thing I’ve changed is incorporating at least 10 minutes of daily exercise. Though I’m trying to eat better, I’m not really focusing on it right now. I’m going to keep doing this for a few weeks and then I’m going to start working on my diet. It’s always been too hard I think to start off consistently exercising and eating well. I’ve almost always given up after a few weeks because it’s too many changes at once. Or, I’ve gotten frustrated by not seeing any weight come off. Thus, the new plan: Work on one thing at a time. Make exercise a habit and then start focusing on diet. Also, instead of just focusing on losing weight (though I would still like to), I’ve found it much more positive to focus on becoming healthy. Maybe 10 minutes of exercise this day and 20 minutes another day won’t make me lose weight right away but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth anything or that it isn’t doing anything for me. I believe that any exercise at any time is good for your body. What’s even better is when the exercise is consistent. These are the thoughts that have led me on a quest for every day exercise. Who wants to join me?