Sunday, December 29, 2013

Move It! Moving Your Body To Health and Wellness - Start Today!

It's Never Too Late!!! 
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Have you ever hear that story the famous motivational speaker the late Zig Ziglar used to tell?  He said that we all have a tendency to  procrastinate and say "Well I will do it when I get 'a round to it' ".  Zig Ziglar's response is "Okay, great!  Where can I find 'a round to it' so you will go ahead and do what you need to do today?" Of course the reality is there is no such thing as a 'a round to it'!  It doesn't exist.   I always think about that story whenever I procrastinate and rationalize not doing something because I plan to get "a round to it"!

When it comes to moving my body I can find all kinds of excuses to put it off.  Here are my top five reasons not to exercise...AND my top five responses I remind myself of every time!


NUMBER TWO
" I'm too sore"
True. Soreness can be a real pain in the butt. But did you know if you stop working out because you are sore you will just get even more sore? Workout anyway and push through your soreness. Before you go to bed each night soak in dead sea salts or Epsom salts, this will do wonders for soreness. Use essential oils that help relieve soreness. I use Fiscal Therapy Essential Oil it truly works! Increase your water (12 to 24 ounces for each hour of workout), eat protein within two hours of workout to help muscles repair themselves (Quinoa is a great source of protein and low on calories)

NUMBER THREE
"I am bored with my workout"
True. Doing the same workout everyday is very boring after awhile. So ...switch it up! Try doing your workout three times a week, then add a walking or running day and perhaps some other movement like dancing, Zumba, working with weights, swimming, riding a bicycle,etc...

NUMBER FOUR
"I am too tired and I have no energy!"
True. There are days when we are just to tired to move. Believe me I have been there. But when I look at the alternative of missing a day and therefore making it a bit harder to reach my goal I make another choice. I drink cup of ice coffee, or drink 8 ounces of water, or perhaps splash cold water on my face and go for doing at least five minutes of my workout. Next thing I know I have a bit more energy and I am ready to finish the next few minutes of my routine!
 
NUMBER FIVE
"I am not getting any results"
True. Sometimes we don't get the results we want...right away.  Look at it this way, it took some time to get out of shape and it is going to take some time get back in shape. Be kind to yourself. Remember that it is important to get fit and loose weight gradually.  Set realistic goals for yourself and be prepared to have some periods during your journey when you might hit a plateau.  That is okay, it is part of the process. Your body is making adjustments and after awhile you will start to see the results of your hard work.  Vary your workout routine, keep to your schedule, make sure your diet is healthy - low in fat, high in protein, and drink plenty of water.






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