Jeremy Crow is the nom de plume of Jeremy Fink, who has been writing blogs entries for almost a decade now. He has had varying degrees of success along the way, several nervous breakdowns, a few “I quit and I’ll never do this again!” moments, and so many get rich quick ideas that you couldn’t count them on two hands. None of any of this has been a failure it’s just been a trial run, for what, he does not know, yet. His brain doesn’t turn off, and he loves to see his own words.
We all need to understand that we are all in this together.
Problems arise when we forget that it took us many years of neglect to get where we are when we finally decide that it is time to do something about it. Instant gratification is something that we can expect from out local Target or Wal-Mart, but not exactly something that we can expect when we decide to get healthier. Most people will sit by and sigh in agreement at this statement and then totally forget about it when it comes to diet and exercise.
Think about this, but if you keep your mind in today like I do, you can accomplish a lot more than you think. I like to workout first thing in the morning because then I can spend the rest of my day being happy that I did it. Some days I can just spend the rest of the day happy that I got it out of the way, but it IS something. I can now worry about the things that either pay my bills, or get my children fed, or keep my spouse happy, but behind all of that I can be happy that I got my workout finished. I tell everyone that the hour or two I spend at the gym is nothing compared to the many hours of self righteous bliss I get afterwards.
What about those days when you just didn’t get that workout in like you know you should have? Here’s the best part! You don’t need to wake up tomorrow carrying that regret; you just need to start the routine over again. In time you will start really being proud of yourself because THAT doesn’t happen as much as it used to. Then it is all about the ideas that you think up that work well for your physical and more important MENTAL well being that a great workout gives you. Oh did I mention that they are ALL great workouts? Well let me tell you that they are all great workouts and that is how you need to think about it.
It isn’t about the how, or the how much, or the how often, it is about the how you feel after the workout. Concentrate on that, and don’t worry about how long or how often. Start with one and then go for two. Back in my days of trying to be a personal trainer, I would send the new health aficionado off to the treadmill, for a good long walk. Not a run, not a whacked out recumbent thingamabob, but a good long walk. Because if you can do a good long walk you can do anything, and it is also good to learn to be grateful that you can actually do a good long walk, since some people can’t? Pat yourself on the back because you worked out today, and don’t forget to hold onto that feeling, I promise you it will be better every day you do it. A grateful heart can accomplish great things.
(c) Jeremy Crow
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