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?
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!”
Touching my legs, after just reading Oswald Chambers on the value of casting our burdens on God, I prayed for my shins, Achilles tendon and all the parts of my leg that started acting up yesterday when I ran out way too fast before I was fully warmed.
Any fitness trainer will tell you that the most important asset in the gym, on the field or wherever you workout is motivation. The will, the drive, the oomph, the zeal to get up and go – and not just to go, to go hard. If you do not have that you won’t exercise.
Motivation isn’t just critical during your work-out, to press farther or run longer. It is also critical before. In fact, recently published research proves that you can predict how much you will work out, based on how motivated you are by the idea.
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.