That’s a sentiment that I hear often from my clients.
But when they dig a little deeper, we discover it’s actually not true.
Think back to when you were a little kid.
- Did you love to run and play?
- Do you remember the freedom you felt on the playground?
- Do you remember a time when moving your body felt good? What were you doing? Maybe it was riding your bike? Roller skating? Dancing?
Somewhere along the way, you were forced to give up “play.”
Responsibility got in the way; maybe school or your studies, getting a job, or starting a family.
“Exercise” became something you “had to do” to lose weight. And being the responsible adult that you are, you may have picked responsible “exercise programs” that you didn’t enjoy. You forced yourself to do them. You took it like medicine because working out was “good for you.”
Is it any wonder many people think they hate exercise? Who would want to take nasty tasting cough syrup every day? Certainly not me, and probably not you.
What if you created a new “rule?” What if this “rule” was that moving your body should be fun.
Having your movement be fun doesn’t mean that it’s not effective. Depending on what your goals are,there are many ways to achieve the results you’re looking for—and have fun!
For instance, a fabulous reader told me yesterday that she’s gotten back into shape doing gymnastics and hula dancing!
In addition to the old standbys, like walking, running, weight-training, yoga, tai chi, and Pilates, I know women who are in great shape who have achieved their goals by doing everything from fire-dancing, to boxing, jump-roping to hula-hooping. And there are many more options.
I personally love dance walking and dance cardio on the treadmill!
Experiment until you find the workout you really enjoy.
Picking something that you actually enjoy doing significantly increases your chances of releasing the weight–once and for all.
Think of it this way. If you are starting a workout program that you hate, are dreading and despise every moment while you are doing it, how long are you likely to sustain that program?
This is another example of how harnessing your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs and aligning them with your actions is like adding a rocket booster to your ability to achieve your goals.
Find the way that moving your body feels good!
Together we can do it!
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