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Exercise Requires a Change of Mindset for Me

Friday, January 25, 2013

emoticon I remember when I was a little girl I loved to read and read and read. Mom would say, you have to get outside, you need the fresh air. Later she would come out to check on us. My four siblings had some kind of game going on and I was - you guessed it - sitting under a tree reading. I still love to read. I don't love to exercise.

That's why I said it is going to require a new mindset for me. I have gotten away from walking and exercising and it shows. Activity because I have to is not long lasting for me. Activity because I know it will make me healthier obviously was also not long lasting for me. I need a change of mindset. Perhaps that will come from perseverance, just doing the exercises until they become habit. Maybe it will come from finally realizing that the only way I will ever feel really good again is when I exercise REGULARLY, and consistently. Or maybe I just haven't found what it is going to take to change my mindset. Whatever that is, it will come.

As a Christian, I know I can ask God to help me and He will, but He ISN'T going to walk for me. However, He will help me to develop that new mindset I need if I allow Him to, so starting today I am going to commit my activity level to Him and commit myself to do this because my body is a temple that is in much disrepair and I'm the only one who can do what it takes to get it back into shape.

I appreciate any words of encouragement any of you have that will help me along this journey!

Have a great weekend:)

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JDCOOPER 1/25/2013 5:54PM

    I would definitely pick the least unappealing exercise and start with that. Just tell yourself you only have to do it for 10 minutes. Each time you do it you could increase it by 2 more minutes. That way you start out with small successes. I think walking is a good activity. You can do a walking meditation to clear your mind. Get out on a sunny day and you get vitamin D too.

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