Friday, October 5, 2012

Thought for the Weekend: Getting Physically Active

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." - Dale Carnegie

This quote reminds me of what it takes to establish a program of regular exercise. So many times people get stuck in contemplation and instead of moving their body they spend precious time contemplating what would be the very best, the perfect way to set about getting started with a program of regular exercise. They may spend a good deal of money buying a lot of exercise dvds, or equipment only to find reasons why they should wait to begin the actual exercise itself.

Others feel that they must follow the perfect schedule. They actually begin programs only to fall into inactivity when they are unable to continue the program as written for one reason or another.

If you see yourself in either of those descriptions my suggestion would be to simply commit to movement at least 6 days of the week for at least 15 minutes each day. Walking is a no brainer but so many other movements can also work. If you want to do a specific program or schedule go for it but don't become inactive if you find that the program doesn't fit your life just the way you thought it would. Remember your committment and keep up with at least 15 minutes of movement, 6 days a week. If you come across soma different fitness activity you want to try go for it but again knowing you'll keep your movement committment no matter what.

Stick with it for at least three months and be prepared to be amazed at the internal changes that will take place.

The wise message this quote gives us can also be taken in to many many other areas of life.

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