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ONWARD AND UPWARD ~ Common Excuses to Avoid Exercise


Friday, May 10, 2013

I guess my most common excuse would be, "I just don't feel like taking the time to do it today." Being disabled in the fashion I am doesn't mean I'm not busy. Often I have too many things on my plate. I'm involved in three studies, two of which I teach. I mentor three women and I'm involved in our Missions Team and play an active part in it. Every once in awhile like tonight I have a short talk that took two weeks of study and then two days to condense it to fit the time I am speaking.

Often I just don't feel like taking the time because I'm fatigued with my other activities. That isn't a reasonable excuse since I believe most of us can sandwich in 10 minutes of time somewhere into our day. When we do, our health benefits from it, our blood pressure is lowered, it's great for the glucose levels, it lifts our spirits and pumps those endorphins into us that help to alleviate pain. There are multiple more reasons to exercise.

I feel better than I did before starting Sparkpeople. That is a benefit all the medications on my shelves can not give me. Possibly the exercise, if I do it right and consistent with what my doctor will allow, I may slow down the process that the prognosis of my condition threatens me with. Never let your mind or your disability talk you out of some form of exercise or activity that will benefit you. There are teams at Sparkpeople that share in those struggles and identify with the limitations and pain. I have found them and I encourage anyone else in a similar position to seek them out.

Here's to Sparkin'!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEEEBEE 5/10/2013 4:40PM

    You're speaking to me today because I told myself this is the day to go to the gym, but I really don't want to. Thank you.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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