Feel like we’re being diligent in our exercising. We all want to feel that we’re not taking it for granted and that we’re moving through our everyday lives making the effort to stay health and/or in good shape as we become more increasingly aware of how our bodies work and what it takes to provide a nurturing routine and get the best out of the experience, but it can be hard to quantify how much exercise you’re implementing into the little things in your life if you do not have an app or set gym hours that you follow religiously. This is where we can help.
The Little Things Always Count
When exercising, it’s important to always keep in mind that not being at the gym does not mean that it is time to rest and do things that could potentially have a negative effect in the time you do spend exercising. Need to take an elevator? Well, how about taking the stairs this time around? Or just going for an easy, welcoming hike with your best friend, where you can both bond, gossip and take some refreshing drink to stay hydrated? These are the small things that will make you progress in the way you approach exercise in your life. Once a routine of worrying about these things is created, it’s hard to get out of it and should be creating this routine. This is something that you might not want to get out of it, since it is good for you (okay, you may be tough to hang out with at first to your not-that-proactive friends but hey, you can still do it!)
Always Finding Opportunities
One of the most proactive things you can actually do has nothing to do with making any sort of physical movement, as you can always think about it; as we said before, finding little things to do can be a painful task, but opportunities abound in your day-to-day life and it is always good to be on the lookout for any opportunities to create an outside-of-gym exercise routine. Concerning yourself with negative thoughts is hard enough on its own, but actually thinking about what you can do and worrying about doing more than enough is usually a good indicator that you’re on the right track to success. Just always remember to remain hydrated and not to burn out your muscles on less important tasks that could easily be avoided when you’re feeling sore from more relevant opportunities that you’ve taken.
The power is in your hands to create a nurturing relationship between you and your body, and although self-image may play a huge role in why you want to stay in shape in the first place, making it a priority to show up for yourself and for you own good and health, will make you feel better year-round. Opportunities abound! May you find the one that best fits your needs and makes you feel like your best self.