Imagine what you would look like, feel like and be like if you absolutely loved to exercise!
What I'm referring to are your chances of ever getting in the kind of shape you dream of...whether it be when you see those strong hard bodies on television, or when your heart is telling you that you really are capable of feeling and looking better.
If you have lived this long looking and feeling the way you do now, you may be asking yourself the proverbial question: What is it going to take to get me started and keep me enjoying to exercise regularly?
...A heart attack? A divorce? A miracle?
Actually, I'm not joking.
A recent study revealed that men in their 40's are only likely to begin a regular exercise program after they have had a heart attack or have gone through a divorce. So not until the prospect of death...or death by loneliness...will most people move into action, and even then they are likely not to enjoy their exercise plan or activity.
But it's not that you haven't tried. Of course not!
It's just that you are too busy...what with the constraints of work, school, family, kids, parents, friends...when would you ever have the time to work out? I mean you need to have a life...right?
Please know and understand that your life is a perfect mirror: what you are living is always a perfect match to that which you are giving your attention to...which, in turn, is always a perfect match to how you are feeling. When you make the correlation that what I think and how I feel and what manifests is always a match, then you begin to understand that you can, with a little selective sifting, with a little deliberate thinking, with a little deliberately speaking, with a little deliberately sifting through the past, present and future for things that feel good to you while you focus upon them...you can train yourself into an expectancy that will yield you a life, along with anyone watching you, all would have to call a very lovely and successful life...even when it comes to your exercise program. Not a perfect and complete life, for it is always changing for the better, whether we realize it or not...But that's another article.
If you are consciously aware of how you are feeling, then you have the opportunity, if you choose to, of reaching for the thought that feels even better. And that is really the most powerful tool that you could ever have. When you think about it, you are your center. Everything that's happening to you...working out, or not...feeling and looking better, or not...is happening in response to that which you are emitting. So, if you are aware of that which you're emitting, and you're constantly reaching for a better you, then is not your life in all areas...body, mind and spirit...improving in a steady and consistent way? Of course, it is...it simply has to be!
Stop beating yourself up about where you are, including in your fitness and exercise life. Start appreciating what is going well about where you are...whatever the level you have achieved. Make your new mantra, affirmation, mind set ,...whatever you call it.... I'm feeling and looking better NOW!
Thought For Life......
"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey
that matters in the end." - Ursula LeGuin