Ever walk up a flight of stairs and run out of breath?
Ever start dancing and have to stop to catch your breath?
Ever wake up saying, “ok TODAY, I’m going to start working out???…ok maybe tomorrow.” And you keep putting it off into NEVER, NEVER-land?
No?…So…this has just happened to me? Yea right! Welcome to the club! Don’t feel so bad about lacking motivation to work out. It happens to the best of us and it’s a habit that we HAVE to break.
According to GetAmericaFit.org:
•Obesity is the #2 cause of preventable death in the United States
•60 million Americans, 20 years and older are obese
•9 million children and teens ages 6-19 are overweight
•Being overweight or obese increases the risk of health conditions and diseases including: Breast cancer, Coronary heart disease, Type II diabetes, Sleep apnea, Gallbladder disease, Osteoarthritis, Colon cancer, Hypertension and Stroke
WoW. As 2Pac said, “It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes.
Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live and let’s change the way we treat each other.” We can do this! If it means giving yourself a deadline, then do that! If you need a friend to help motivate you to workout then ask a friend to join you! Don’t be lazy…you can do it.
I’m the type of person who doesn’t want to feel like I’m working out. I’m not big on using equipment. I LOVE music…so I put on music for ANYTHING and most of the time I start dancing! Simple, fun workout! I’ll start dancing while cleaning the house, doing my hair, etc. Sometimes there are free dance classes in your local community. I went to a Zumba class recently, you can check it out here. It was fun and I didn’t feel like I was working out…except for the sweat..and heart pounding…but that’s not the point! lol… If dancing is your thing then do your research, find a local class and shake that healthy butt!
Overall, find a physical activity that you LOVE to do and make working out WORK for YOU. Find something easy and fun. It could be jumping rope, skating, riding your bike…put some music on too and you’ll forget you’re working out. Or do small things. Park further away from the entrance of a store so you can walk more…take the stairs instead of the elevator/escalator. Put in some effort.
When you work out you FEEL GOOD…and when you FEEL GOOD, you LOOK GOOD! And it’s one thing to LOOK GOOD on the outside but we all need to learn to FEEL GOOD on the inside as well! Get on it!