If the thought of doing burpees makes you want to vomit then this article is for you!
Not all people jump out of bed excited to take on the day. It may involve 3 snooze alarms, a coffee and the thought of an unhappy boss or hungry kids to finally get you up.
Integrating exercise into daily habits is far better for your health than entering into a pattern of ‘bang and bust’. This means you start something with very strong intensions, physically go beyond your limits too quickly, and give up going back to channel surfing and scrolling Facebook at the same time. This may last 3 months and then you try again with a similar result.
Another pattern is that you may have been going well and over time either lost your motivation, are stressed out at work, time poor or have experienced injury and chronic pain. You may have put on more weight than you can bear to accept and, although you know you aren’t in great shape, you find it very difficult to change your eating and movement behaviors. Sadly this can affect your mood, your body perception, confidence and relationships.
This may be hard to accept, but no-one can change your behavior but you. It just takes one decision to become healthier. When you make that decision your mind will instruct your body what to do and your body will follow those instructions.
Here’s some simple ideas to get you moving.
Creating healthy new habits one day at a time will make you feel better, lose unnecessary weight, get stronger, be flexible and retain your independence for many years to come.
Be brave, make small positive changes and start moving!
Ellissa Nolan MCA. JP, Gym & Pilates Instructor
Fitness Australia REP
Owner/Instructor Mountains Pilates Studio