Saturday, March 01, 2008

Move It & Lose It!

As many of you know, I have Fibromyalgia and while I try to stay upbeat and motivating, there are some times when I am feeling very sore, tired and frustrated. This is one of those weeks. I haven't been able to sleep and have been to sore to do my regular workout. I am not motivated to do anything.

Then it came to me.

If I, a fitness professional, can feel like this, I can only imagine how most of the population feels almost all of the time. You may not have a chronic condition but I bet that many of you are worn out, stressed, and too tired to make dinner let alone commit to an exercise program.

Here is the catch: I know that when I exercise, even just a small amount of movement, it will make me feel better. If I don't move, my condition will get worse. That is reality. Although I am tempted in weeks like this to give up, sit on the couch and have a pity party, thinking about the future of my health motivates me to do what ever I can to avoid that fate.

See what I am getting at?

I know you think that you don't have time to exercise and are too tired to even think about it but your longevity depends on what you do right now, every bit of activity you can add to your day will make a difference. Think about that the next time you decide to watch TV instead of going for a walk with you family.

Have a great weekend,


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