Get Moving

Do you ever have days or weeks in life when it feels impossible to accomplish anything? Your eyes constantly itch with fatigue and your mind clunks along at half speed. No matter what you try, you can’t seem to get any traction on one project or task. We’ve all been there.

Recently I realized one of my personal key motivators is exercise. Sometimes the best way to get moving is to literally get moving. In October I set a few ambitious but achievable fitness goals for myself and proceed to fail miserably at all of them. After two weeks of consistent dedication to a new workout routine, I fell off the fitness wagon and watched it disappear into the distance in a cloud of dust. 

I wasted far too much energy beating myself up over this defeat but eventually decided to cut myself a break (again) and regroup so that I could start fresh at a later date with renewed enthusiasm. Of course, I neglected to settle on a specific date and time crept on with no progress whatsoever. I became lax in my other after-work activities and my life came to an agonizing halt until I was itching to leap out of my skin. 

Today I started exercising again and I’m kicking myself for not doing it sooner. It was nothing more than a brief ten minute home workout in the comfort of my little living room but it was enough. It was exactly what I needed. I got more done in an hour than I have over the last two weeks!

Make sure to get your heart rate up everyday even if it is only for ten minutes. It was like someone had pushed the reset button on my attitude. How do you stay motivated?

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