Thursday, January 31, 2013
Of course there may be excuses for not working out. Disability or even a temporary injury can give a legitimate one. Yet , sometimes we tell ourselves ," I've had a bad day" and give ourselves permission to not work out. That sounds like a good excuse. However, that little angel over our shoulder just may be whispering in our ear, "Having a bad day? ..... Well, some exercise can actually perk you up and your feelings of gloominess making you feel better." You think to yourself that this may be true but if I'm tense or stressed I might pull a muscle. Suddenly, that little angel is lurking on your shoulder gain and replies, "Stretching is just what you need for your tension. It will loosen up those tight muscles!"
Do you have that good little angel over your shoulder? Or has there been someone on the other side telling you there are too many things wrong with you to exercise. Start by wiggling your nose and applaud yourself for this baby step. If you did that, you can lift your arms up above your head. Can you reach back up? You are moving and exercising ! Now, give yourself a pat on the shoulder. Oh, you did that? Bravo! You are still exercising!