Posted by lifttolose
on Jan 29th, 2012 in Blog
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I’ve heard this from more than one client when they first come to me for help. And I understand.There’s a part of us that resists, maybe even hates the whole idea of exercise. It is our lazy self, the principle of inertia in us, that tells us we do not have the time or energy to exercise. The only way to deal with this voice is to PAY NO ATTENTION to it. If you listen to it, you are bound to sabotage your best efforts.
Inertia breeds inertia, make no mistake of it.
When I was snowed in (here in Seattle, where the hills are steep and the roads are left untreated) for five days, I was alarmed at how quickly I went into “slug mode”. I did not work out, even though I could have in my living room. I have plenty of space and a lot of workout DVDs.
The first two days, I walked outside- then I stopped doing that. By day four, it was all I could do to motivate myself to get dressed and get movin’. As much as I love exercise, I am not immune to the power of inertia.
If you want to unlearn old habits and develop new healthy living habits, spend time with people who have the habits you want. If you want to be a habitual exerciser, keep company with people who exercise regularly and actually enjoy it. Working out in a group class is a great example. If you want to change your eating habits, spend more time with people who eat clean. And find some sort of physical exertion that you enjoy….or at least don’t hate. There are so many different exercise options out there, you are bound to find one you can tolerate and even appreciate.
I have several group exercise classes that I run on a monthly basis. They average anywhere from eight to fifteen people and there is a definite, palpable group energy that surges through each class. There is power in numbers. Yes, you can absolutely work out on your own and do well. But if you have not tried group class, I recommend you do so. Try any one of my classes for free and see what you think.
February is right around the corner. I look forward to another month of challenging workouts and good times!
Lift To Lose Fitness