Exercise: You know you should do it. You even want to do it. Despite good intentions, it can be all too easy to skip this healthy activity for “more important” commitments. The reality is, exercise is one of the most important things you can do for physical and personal balance. The below routine is one person’s strategy to help you power down at night so you can power up in the morning and get your day started out right! Let the balance begin!
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Example of a Comprehensive Exercise Routine
- Taking time for myself and particularly for exercise is a good and necessary use of my time.
- Exercise plays an important role in maintaining my health and sanity.
- It’s worth going to bed and getting up earlier so that I can work out on a more consistent basis.
- Start to wind down around 8:30 p.m.
- Wrap up with e-mail
- Put away dishes
- Get ready for bed
- Set out exercise clothes upstairs
- Set out water bottle and magazine you’re looking forward to reading downstairs
- Decide not to start a show that will run past 8:30 p.m.
- If it’s helpful, set cell phone alarm to remind you it’s “wind down” time.
Goal: To make this a habit so that exercising at least three times a week becomes a natural, effortless part of your daily rhythm.
A Few More Motivational Thoughts:
- It is more important to me to exercise consistently than to spend extra time reading or watching TV at night.
- Following this routine will make me feel like I’m in good shape and able to keep up with the kids.
- This can help with losing a few pounds.
- I will be sore at first but that’s normal, and I will be over that phase soon.
- This is something important that I want to do for my personal health in the short-term and is also important long-term.
- I’m worth it!
To Your Brilliance!
Elizabeth has appeared in Inc magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and on NBC. She was selected as one of the Top 25 Amazing Women of 2010 by Stiletto Woman and as a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Mashable, and many other media outlets.