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The Real Reasons You Should Care A Little More About Your Body (Now!)

2 Reasons You Should Definitely Make the Effort to Get in Shape

It’s 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning. It was a hectic week, topped off with a long and exciting Friday night. I’m just now getting in. Upon remembering all I have to do over the horribly short weekend, I panicked. I set my alarm for 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Guess what happens next?

Do you find that you are always just too tired to do the Things That Matter? It may be ow you treat your body. Everyone, but especially young adults, need to be conscious of how we treat this most critical tool. | Photo by by anieto2k
Do you find that you are always just too tired to do the Things That Matter? It may be how you treat your body. Everyone, but particularly young adults, needs to be conscious of how we treat this most critical tool. | Photo by by anieto2k

Invariably, whenever I do that madness, I end up sleeping until 10, 11 or even 12 the next morning! Having given my body a most unrealistic goal, my brain and body then conspire to ignore my alarm and instead, have me sleep until they are good and ready to wake up.

I want to encourage you in relation to how you treat your body. Right now, your primary responsibility is not to make commitments about fitness that you are very likely to break like getting  “a 6 pack,” or “a chiseled chest,” or “the most toned thighs ever!

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The One Thing You Should NOT Do At the Gym

….is (always) do just one thing at the gym.

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Sure, sometimes we need to focus. Just arms today. I’m not talking about focusing on individual muscle groups in a strategic and planned way. No, I am talking about the habit of only doing the bench press or only doing curls or, like the little cartoon lady, only using the calf machine all the time, because that is all you like or know (or are comfortable with, because you’ve pretty much grown accustomed to it).
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The Top 11 Reasons You Don’t Exercise

We all have our reasons for not exercising. Some are legitimate and others, not so much. Some are intended, logical and well reasoned, others not so much. Whatever your reasons, you need to consider it carefully if you want to make a lasting change.

What are your reasons?

Below are 11 of the main reasons people skip exercise and my argument against the reason. If your reason is captured here and you are persuaded by my argument, great. If you are not persuaded but would like to discuss it some more, comment, or email me and we’ll keep the conversation going. Continue reading The Top 11 Reasons You Don’t Exercise

3 Incredibly Successful People Who Cannot Live A Day Without Exercise

You complain that you cannot exercise because you have too many things to do. Well, for these three business and political leaders it is exactly the opposite – it is precisely because they have so much to do that they always ensure to exercise.

There is much that you can learn from the experiences of these three leaders, especially as you decide to give fitness a more permanent place in your life. Continue reading 3 Incredibly Successful People Who Cannot Live A Day Without Exercise