This will be my third post dealing with lifestyle and fitness. This blog post title also happens to be my Twitter handle. Now, I really like the Nike slogan – Just Do It, but how often do we actually start something and never finish? This happens with many things like crafts, organization projects, eating goals, workouts, etc. I know I am not alone in this. I have always been the type of person to finish what I start. I seldom, if ever, quit. It’s just not in my nature.
When thinking of fitness and being healthy you really just have to do it – as the Nike slogan suggests. You’ll always be making changes to what you eat and how you workout. This time last year, I wasn’t doing the workouts I am now and I definitely wasn’t eating all the foods either. Last year, I was more concerned with calories in vs. calories out and not what those calories contained (ie. a 7″ banana has 105 calories verses a Fiber One Brownie has 90 calories). If it were me last year, I would have eaten the Fiber One Brownie because it had, technically, less calories and tasted good. Now, I would most definitely go for the banana because my body needs those nutrient-dense unprocessed foods. My body works better because I fuel it better. It’s like a car, you need oil and you won’t put in nasty oil either.
So with exercise, you need to just finish the workout. There are plenty of YouTube workout videos out there to satisfy your needs and desires. There are 5-minute ones and even ones for those who are just starting to workout. There are definitely more advanced out there too. The thing that you need to do though is… Finish it. Don’t give up. First, be like Nike and JUST DO IT. Then be like me and JUST FINISH IT.
Benefits of REGULAR exercise: (3-6 times a week)
- Boosts energy
- Reverses the detrimental effects of stress
- Lifts depression
- Builds self-esteem and improves body image
- Reduces risk of dying prematurely from heart disease and others from lack of exercise
- Aides in reducing blood pressure
- Helps control weight
- Build muscles to help you move better
- Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints
- Prevent cognitive decline and sharpen brain memory
- Helps control addiction
- Inspire others
- Wards off viruses and other sicknesses
- Detoxifies body
- Reduces body fat
- Boosts decision making skills