THE Jog Blog – 56

 

It’s the beginning of February and some of us are struggling to find the motivation to exercise.

LOOK WITHIN.

What do I mean by that?

LOOK WITHIN.

We know exercise will make us feel better. We know it’s important to our health both physically and mentally. We know the endorphins will kick in and we’ll start to feel happy. We know it can be a great meditation and stress release. We also know that it’s a time we can be quiet or a time when we can socialize.

So why is it still so damn hard to get out there?!

“Your body hears everything your mind says.” – Naomi Judd

If you are thinking like a victim and your thoughts are negative, self sabotaging or defeating, your body hears those thoughts and responds accordingly. It will be sluggish, feel heavier and move slower. Aches and pains will arise and illness may find its way into your body.

Our thoughts have power. We need to be conscious of them and use them wisely.

“There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.” – Ralph Marston, Author and Publisher of The Daily Motivator

This is such a great quote because it is absolutely true. We all have challenges. Life can be really difficult but EXERCISE gives us the strength of body and mind to deal with those challenges. It may not make them go away, but it gives us a healthy outlet for STRESS, ANXIETY, GRIEF, SADNESS or ANGER. I know from personal experience that it works and the ENDORPHINS replace those negative feelings with HOPE, JOY and CLARITY. This is the GIFT you give yourself and others when you exercise.

“No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.” – Bill Phillips

Your decision yesterday to skip the gym, avoid the track or not meet your walking group has absolutely no bearing on your choices today!

TODAY IS A NEW OPPORTUNITY.

Not everyone gets a second chance so please use this gift to empower yourSELF. Use this opportunity to create a stronger body, healthier mind and allow your beautiful spirit to shine uninhibited by stress, anxiety or negativity.

LOOK WITHIN to find that person who wants to be heard, validated, honoured and appreciated.  I didn’t take care of my inner spirit until I started to jog.  The physical exertion gave me the emotional strength to honour my instinct.  It is a POWERFUL, LIFE CHANGING experience.

Take care of yourSELF.  Start today.  Start NOW.

I believe YOU are worth every step around that track, every lap in that pool and every turn on that bike.

Wishing you a weekend full of fresh air, great conversations, lots of love and genuine laughter.

With a smile,

Tina

PS.  I love my dog’s JogBlog, check it out HERE.

PPS. I wrote a book.  It’s $9.95. Click HERE for more information.

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