THE Jog Blog – 48

If you live in Canada or most of the United States, November is a cold, wet, dark, and often windy month. The truth is it’s harder to motivate yourself to exercise when it’s yucky outside. It’s easier to sleep in, cuddle under a blanket by the fire and watch a movie. Don’t get me wrong, I love to relax but if you are exercising less because of the weather I want to give you some MOTIVATION TO KEEP MOVING!

PLEASE NOTE: When I say this to YOU, I am also saying it to mySELF!

A twenty minute workout is better than a zero minute workout.

Ha! Isn't that the truth!

Whether it’s a fifteen minute mile or a seven minute mile, it’s still a mile!

No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone who is sitting at their computer, watching TV or sleeping in!

If you have time to watch TV, comment on Facebook, Tweet, complain, check your emails or watch a movie you have time to work out. It only takes twenty minutes to improve your cardio. Twenty minutes!!

You have a choice. You can throw in the towel or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face! (Love that one!)

Hate to tell you this but EXERCISE IS FOREVER! Find something you enJOY!

“I’ll do it tomorrow.” Wait a minute, yesterday you said, “Tomorrow”! Those ‘tomorrows’ add up. Instead say, “Today.” Better yet, say, “NOW!” and get out there and DO IT.

Smiling is my favourite exercise; however, I didn’t smile (from the inside) until I started jogging! Natural endorphins are the BEST happy drug.


Exercise makes you stronger not only physically but mentally and emotionally too. I KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE!


I will be honest with you. If you are just starting to exercise, there is no ‘easy’ button. It will take a commitment and then it will take hard work and determination. Despite this seemingly negative statement, I can guarantee it will be the best thing for you! You’ll notice improvements in all areas of your life. Exercise is a good stress relief and helps with anxiety and depression. It also can help you deal with grief, loss, anger, frustration and sadness. You can do it alone, or do it with others, whatever way works best for you. EXERCISE LEADS TO JOY.

I wish you a beautiful weekend full of fresh air, HAPPY ENDORPHINS bouncing around your body and a big smile on your face because you can say, “YA! I DID IT!”

I’ll leave you with a quote to think about over the weekend. See you on Tuesday!

We are what we repeatedly do – Aristotle

With a smile,


PS. If you don’t know where to begin, you need my book, “The Decision”. My story will motivate and inspire you! I give you simple steps to set you up for SUCCESS! It’s also a great gift to help someone else get healthy and happy!



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