BASIC EXERCISE: A Simple, Foolproof Method for Staying In Shape w/ Little Effort on Your Part…
Another key element to staying focused is having ENERGY, and one of the best ways to maintain your energy throughout the day (and over time) is to EXERCISE…
Good exercise keeps you mentally alert, boosts sexual self-esteem and improves bodily function (among other things), so I’m sure it’s somewhere on your priority list, and since I noticed myself slipping for the last few weeks (I get lazier when it gets cold), I thought I’d motivate both of us by blogging about it.
Now don’t get me wrong: I’m no body-builder – I don’t like to go to the gym, lift tons of super-human weights and get all sweaty, because it’s not really my style – but here’s a slight insight that helped me get back into my own routine, which is more lightweight and, again, more conducive to RAISING ENERGY than anything else.
Work Your Body In Miniature Segments
What I mean by this is that I simply do a light exercise for every hour I’m home, and a light stretch or some movement for every hour when I’m at work…
Basically, every hour, I’ll either do some pushups, sit ups, jumping jacks or WHATEVER (if you have an iron gym thing this is great) just to keep myself moving.
What you’ll find is, similar to that post on being a scientist, that it’s A LOT easier to motivate yourself to do something small (and almost insignificant) then it is to do something large, but that small thing builds a momentum of its own.
Here’s an example of some of my favorite things:
Obviously, this is more male-oriented, but besides this and the basic push-ups, sit-ups etc., I also do a little “Freestyle Tai Chi” in the morning (hence the cool image above). Just do a quick youtube search for “good workouts for ___” (insert choice) and you’ll get a tone of great examples.
So simply put, if you want to get started exercising again, use the same approach described in the post How to Think Like a Scientist: start in light increments that don’t feel too demanding, and watch yourself pick up momentum from there.
Take care and let me know how it goes.