Your Challenge Today:

Get started, get moving, and do it no matter what!

By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC


 

The way to get started is to

quit talking and begin doing.

~ Walt Disney

 


 

Now is the time to get started ~ get moving, get fit and have more fun! A fit healthy body is a great way to enjoy all the things in your life from playing with the kids, keeping up at work, enjoying an active vacation or a vigorous romp around the bedroom. It all feels better with body confidence and the cost of that confidence is time, sweat and energy expenditure. We have to invest in our fitness and wellness with all the basics — good food, water, sleep, exercise and an attitude adjustment!

 

I don’t know about you but sometimes I just don’t want to – it doesn’t matter how good it is for me or how much I will benefit, I just don’t want to! Does that ever happen to you?

 

I don’t want to cook, clean or exercise … I want to be lazy, order in and sit myself on the sofa watching my favorite TV shows in guilty pleasure. It happens and sometimes I go with the feeling and take the ‘day off’ of the plan and then sometimes, I have to kick myself in the butt and get moving. I usually feel better when it’s over, a good sweaty mess, a sense of accomplishment and a little pride.

 

I developed a habit of making ‘deals’ with myself a long time ago, especially in the beginning of any new routine. I would bargain with myself to create the motivation I needed to accomplish the goal. I might agree to exercise if I can have 20 minutes in the sauna later or I couldn’t go into the sauna until I did the exercise. Whatever works to get the job done and eventually the bargaining would cease and the habit would stick. It was not a overnight fix, some experts say it takes 3 weeks to create a new habit – so give yourself some time with your new goals and plan some rewards to keep you going.

 


 

 What can you do to reward yourself

for a job well-done?