Anyway, I am just sitting outside on my Sanctuary drinking my coffee and just letting the morning get away from me. I should be at the gym with my sister, but I just can't get motivated and make the decision to leave my happy place here and spend time there.
Can you feel my struggle?
I know I need to get back to the gym. I miss lifting. I always just felt better about myself, knowing I did something good for my body. I miss feeling strong and miss the way my core was feeling tighter. I have been trying to do little bits at home. Planks, Pilates, free weights, but I slack off because well, it's just me here, no one is watching. You know what I mean.
Being in my 50's now, I feel the need to be more active. I am the least active person I know. I mean at times, I fake it, but I'd rather be at home on the couch. I want to be that spry older lady who walks briskly, not shuffles. Who can do stairs without struggling. Who can walk with a grocery cart without leaning on the handle. I have to start now. Can you really change your love or hate for being active? I think you either are or are not an active person. My mother and sister are humming birds. Constantly in motion from sun up to sun down. They know how to relax and do, but for the most part they are a movin!
I found this on the Mayo Clinic's Web Site. I know this, so why don't I just do it?
No. 1: Exercise controls weight
No. 2: Exercise combats health conditions and disease
No. 3: Exercise improves mood
No. 4: Exercise boosts energy
No. 5: Exercise promotes better sleep
Maybe if I print this out and pin it all over the house it will sink in how important being active is. Maybe that will help push me to get to the gym? Maybe??
The bottom line is I need to stop making excuses and take Nike's advice and.....
Do something good for yourself today.
Have a wonderful Monday!