Wednesday, February 9, 2011

No Excuses

So the past 6 weeks I have been working out. I am LOVING it! I crave exercise now. For the most part I have not drank pop in 6 weeks. I have replaced my love with pop with water. Every day I get up and get excited to go to the gym. I usually don't have time to read. But I have started reading while I am walking on the treadmill. I am enjoying the weight training aspect of exercising. Although it a lot of times kicks my butt. It hasn't been hard to start eating better. I have started using a calorie tracker app on my phone. And it has helped me make better choices when I eat if I am out and about with family or friends.

A lot of people recently have talked about wanting to get in shape but have not taken ACTION to do what they really NEED to do. People use the excuse that they don't have the time to exercise. I love this quote from my gym....

"Those who think they have no time for exercise, will sooner or later have to find time for illness."

Which is completely true. If you don't make time for the gym or exercise now you will have health problems in the future. Heart problems run in my family with some people who are a little more overweight also diabetes runs in my family. I do not want to have either. I want to live a long healthy and happy life and getting in shape will make me more healthy. It also has been a good stress relief for me.


Kathy said... inspire me to want to get off my butt and work out too! I am so glad you're finding this rewarding and are doing it for yourself! Off to hop on the treadmill now. haha.

Kari said...

LOL Kathy! I am telling you.. I haven't felt this good in years!! It's awesome!