The more you use your energy, the more energy you will have.
It sounds counter-intuitive but think about it; how do you feel on those days where you lay around on the couch watching tv or doing nothing? tired and lethargic?
And how do you feel after you’ve been for a brisk walk on a sunny day? invigorated and energised?
If you feel you have no time to fit regular exercise or even a walk into your day, I encourage you to look at either end of your day and ask yourself two questions:
1. what time do I get out of bed?
2. how much television am I watching in the evening?
There may just be room to fit some fitness in.
“I just started thinking, if I had to get up and go to work, I’d get up and go to work.
If I had to take care of my kids, I’d get up to do that. But when it comes to yourself, then it’s suddenly ‘Oh no, I can’t get up at 4:30.’
So I had to change that. If I don’t exercise, I won’t feel good.”
– Michelle Obama, O Magazine April 2009
This quote from Michelle Obama really hit home for me how much we give to others and yet neglect our own needs.
I’m not asking you to get up at 4:30am.
I am asking you to make time for your health and for yourself.
You are worth it.