Move Your Body
Something I do every single day is move my body. I’m not just talking about moving it from the bed to the couch and the couch to the fridge and then back to the couch. I mean really move my body – get my heart rate up and my blood pumping.
Why I Do It
This looks different everyday. Most days it looks like me waking up at 4:30am and going to the gym before work. Yeah, I know. That sounds super fun. I actually have gotten used to it, and it’s been a game changer for me and how my day unfolds. Do you know how accomplished I feel after returning home from the gym at 6:30am?? Some people aren’t even out of bed by then. I could not do a darn thing the rest of the day and still feel like it was a productive day. Everything else I do after that makes me feel like I’m crushing it, going above and beyond. It’s a truly fantastic mindset to be in – the more I accomplish, the more motivated I am to keep on accomplishing. I won’t even mention the health benefits that come along with staying active – mainly because I’m not a doctor – but you get the idea.
Not a Body Builder but also not a Couch Potato
I’m not saying you have to become a body builder – but I do want to stress the importance and impact if you move your body every day. Whether that’s taking a walk after work, stretching in the morning when you first wake up, or dancing your little heart out at karaoke night. Movement does wonders. You can even incorporate it into your day. Pick an hour and stand at your desk instead of sit. When you are about to fall asleep at that 2pm naptime, lay down and do 30 crunches instead.
Cue the Excuses
I know what you’re thinking. You don’t have time. You are busy. There’s just too much going on. You know what I have to say to that? You make time for and prioritize the things you want to in life. So if you want to reap the health (both mental and physical) benefits of moving your body, then you will make it happen. The average person makes about 35,000 decisions every single day. Choosing to move your body should be at least one of those, because it is a choice.
I wrote a piece on keeping momentum that is filled with some helpful tips – they could be put to practice when it comes to moving your body too, so feel free to check it out. Here’s a quick re-cap for you lazy / efficient people out there:
- Check Your Goals
- Seek Accountability
- Embrace the Suck
- Pat Your Own Back
- Progress not Perfection
I truly do hope you embrace the suck, the inconvenience, and the absolutely amazing feeling that will result if you choose to move your body every single day. I promise, you won’t regret it. Now – get to moving!
All the best,
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