just discovered there was a such thing as World Health day. It was exciting that such a world event can bring national attention to the importance of living a healthier lifestyle so that you are able to live a longer life. As you know there are many element to living a healthier lifestyle from being more aware of what you put into your body, exercise and healthier mindsets to prevent stress/anxiety. Today I want to talk about the importance of having a strong exercise routine that will give you the energy, stamina, confidence, motivation, stressless life you desire.
There are so many types of exercise that you can get into that would get your heart pumping and help you break a sweat. You have aerobics, yoga,walking,treadmill etc, whatever you feel gives you what you need. DO IT. For me i like walking and yoga meltdown with Julian Michael's . It’s just enough movement to get me sweating.
Now I have to admit that I have been slacking with the exercise and I wasn’t looking forward to it because when you are in the beginning stages of starting a routine over again it can be difficult to build on at first. The burn is intense and the strength needed is out of control. The reason I stopped my daily exercise routine is because of pure laziness. One day off led to another then another one and all of a sudden i had completely stopped.I realized the difference I feel when I’m not exercising and when I am exercising. When I’m not exercising i don’t feel as energetic as I did and my negative thought have been able to creep in on me. But when you are doing it it becomes easier and easier. Since I know that I’m starting from the beginning again i like to go at my own pace and not exhaust myself.
When i think of confidence i think of the need for exercise and vice versa. They both go together and are needed for physical confidence and mindset confidence. I can remember last month i was pitching a few people that i would like to work with and i didn’t hear back from them. Those self doubt self talks started to creep in my head and i was aware at some point that i was allowing it to change my behaviors.
I started to feel
- a lack of motivation
that i wasn’t good enough
they don’t like my inspirational t-shirts
they don’t like my message
They don’t like me
My thoughts just became all over the place. I started questioning myself . All of this negative thinking wasn’t called for and used so much of my needed energy that it’s not even worth it in the end. The energy lost i could have used for something good. Never realized that when pitching people they may be just busy or may be i need to pitch a different angle next time. Just realizing I haven’t been counted out.
The benefit to exercise is that it
releases endorphins in my brain
Caused a shift in my brain which allowed me to see things differently
ultimately changed my behavior
My mindset shifted and I got back in touch with my purpose and why I want to help and inspire others around me with the strong message of knowing who you are and confidently impacting the world around you.
What kind of exercise keeps you moving in the right direction? Do you notice a difference when you exercise and don’t exercise?