Motivating yourself to exercise can be so darn hard sometimes! There are a million things you want to have on your priority list, and you can’t find time to fit them all in. Why make exercise a priority when you would rather spend your time doing something else?
In my own life, exercise balances me out physically, emotionally, and spiritually. When I make time for exercise I feel at a powerful equilibrium. Exercise makes me feel as though I can more easily operate optimally in all areas of my life. Ironically it takes a devotion to exercise in order to fully achieve all that you are capable of being.
There are lots of times I don’t feel like exercising! I could list 1000 other things I’d rather be getting done, but in my heart I know and feel the importance of exercise not only to my physical well-being, but to my overall well-being. The important things in life are worth fighting for, and sometimes you have to fight with all your might to keep excuses and reasons not to exercise from taking over.
It is fortunate that my husband and I work out together. There are days when it feels as though the only reason I’m making myself exercise is because he is doing it too. Asking a spouse, partner, or family member to exercise with you can provide the essential support and motivation you need to keep going.
We all need someone in our corner sometimes, especially when it comes to things we find challenging in our lives. Your support doesn’t have to be under the same roof. Have you ever tried working out and skyping with a long-distance friend?
Let’s live a healthy life together and keep each other going!
To being all you can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually!