Monday, June 11, 2012
I recently stumbled on this book at the library and just had to pick it up. www.amazon.com/Working-O
It's a humorous yet well-grounded boost for your motivation. The basic format is "Working out sucks, but...X... sucks more." Some examples:
Working out sucks...but your excuses suck more.
Working out sucks...but having low self-worth sucks more.
Working out sucks...but raising unhealthy kids sucks more.
Working out sucks...but cardiovascular disease sucks more.
Working out sucks...but paying more for health insurance sucks more.
Working out sucks...but self-pity sucks more.
Working out sucks...but if your weight-loss strategy is dictated by a celebrity (or you're waiting to be chosen for a reality TV show), that sucks even more.
And to sum it all up--
Working out sucks...but letting it make everything else suck, sucks more.
This kick in the motivation pants is followed up by solid advice about diet and exercise that won't be big news to a sparker, but is well written and worth reviewing. And one of the new little nuggets I found is that there is now a new area of study call inactivity physiology. And these scientists have discovered too much sitting has its own independent health risks regardless of your overall activity level. Wow!
Anyway, I recommend this as a worthwhile and entertaining read. (maybe read it standing up?)