'I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller
Exercise: painful, necessary evil or life sustaining, rejuvenating energy. Your attitude towards exercise and wards life in general will determine how successful you are in attaining and sticking to your goals. Whatever you do today, purpose in your heart and mind that you will do it with an open mind and positive attitude. Remember, your attitude determines your altitude !!!
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ve Got a New Attitude
Most of us know that we should exercise and eat a healthy diet, but the reality is that knowing does not always translate into doing. At some point in our lives, if we’re honest, we have all hated the thought of exercise. Those skinny over-enthusiastic runners that you see looking fit and healthy are actually in the minority.
Is it really possible to develop a positive attitude towards exercise? Good news … the answer is yes.
I have taken numerous clients from couch potatoes to avid exercisers. Although the thought of exercising may not always be at the top of their list, they have managed to change their attitude about exercise and as a result have changed their lives. Here are a few suggestions that have worked for my clients.
Here are two different attitudes about exercise:
“Exercise is my treat to myself. A time away life’s stress where I can feel the power of my body and be aware of it strength and intricacy. It is a way to pamper myself. It is my reward to myself for working so hard. It is a way to celebrate life and movement!! This is a special time that I have carved out for myself and look forward to it everyday.
“I have to work late today so I’ll have to miss my workout again today. It’s probably for the best anyway since I’m too tired to exercise and could use the sleep. The thought of getting out of bed right now to exercise is not very appealing. Why beat myself up on that boring treadmill that goes nowhere. What’s the point anyway?
The choice is yours. If exercise is a priority, then work or anything else will not get in the way; you will not see it as a chore and you’ll understand that every time you exercise you are affecting the quality (and probably quantity) of your life. Only you can choose. So change your attitude and change your life!!!!!
Cathy Morenzie is a certified personal fitness trainer, fitness instructor, and Pilates instructor. She specializes in providing creative fitness solutions for people on the go. She has trained thousands of clients and trainers over the last 15 years. For more FREE tips like these, contact us or call 416-410-8517 to schedule your complimentary session. Can't fit personal training sessions into your schedule, no problem - try our online personal training and receive the benefits of one-on-one personal training at a fraction of the cost.