Make a point of establishing a routine that works for you. If you are a morning person and can add in even 30 minutes a day at the front end for a brisk walk, a spin on a bike (stationary or otherwise), yoga stretches, pilates, or whatever makes you feel good, do it.
Block your fitness time on your calendar and don’t schedule anything over it. It is your time to feel good, get your heart rate up, and break a sweat! So many of us spend so much of everyday sitting in a car, in an office, on the sofa, at a table, in front of a computer that we really do need to make an effort to keep our body active and in tune. If you are a night owl and prefer to schedule your routine later in the day, make that commitment and create it to work for you.
Usually doing exercise right before bed is not recommended as it tends to generate more energy than rest, but perhaps after work or before dinner you can salvage 30 minutes for fitness. Don’t get trapped in the thinking that if you can’t devote at least an hour, it isn’t worth it. This is inaccurate and creates an excuse for not stepping up to take care of yourself. A short regular routine that you do every day (or at least every other day) energizes you and renews your commitment to yourself.
Daily Affirmations for Health, Fitness, and Well Being:
- By taking great care of myself, I allow myself to be there for my family and friends.
- Movement creates energy and supports wellness, I commit to moving my body every day with stretching and exercise.
- I pay attention to my body because it is a healthy house for my mind, heart, and spirit.
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