Good Morning everyone! I did not sleep well last night I was up most of the night. I even got out of bed and went to watch some television to see if that would help. Funny though I do still feel pretty refreshed. I did get into some REM sleep which to be honest with you is the first time in a long time I can remember dreaming. I have blogged about sleep already so let’s just move on.
I recently heard from someone looking for assistance and they asked me what they could do to get back into shape. They are struggling and do not have extra cash to join a gym or to buy some dumbbells at this time. The good news is that the exercise programs I set up on this site can all be done at home. Instead of using dumbbells you can use an empty 1gallon jug and put water in it to get the weight you want.
Determination is something that can elude many people when it comes to health and wellness. We tend to take care of everyone around us and forget about ourselves. Then when you do take care of yourself you have those who think you are being selfish. Most of my determination to get fit came from my children. It was not from those close to me who insisted on calling me fat and unattractive. It came from the ones who call me dad. If you have read my success story you know I was to the point where I could not keep up with them. I am no longer at that point and now run with my daughter when she needs a running partner for Tai Kwon Do and I can wrestle with my son or help on his soccer team with out getting tired out. You are not being selfish to take care of yourself. You are being responsible to your friends and families, in assuring you are around for the long hall. Do not let people tell you it is selfish to take the time to get fit. It is the right thing to do. I do not know what you religeous beliefs are, but in the bible it states your body is a temple. We need to try to treat it as such.Have a great workout!
I recently found a quote by Liane Cardes and it is "Continuous effort -- not strength or intelligence -- is the key to unlocking our potential." This is so true. How many times have we started something and stopped. We are strong enough and we have the intelligence but we stop and never hit our true potential. I know many people who have struggled with weight loss. They have not had an easy time losing their weight. Funny, the one person I have in mind once said “Jim can lose weight just by wiggling his ears.” Another person has struggled with physical set backs, these two woman inspire me to continue to move forward in my goals. They did not have an easy time losing the weight they wanted to lose. However, through “CONTINUOUS EFFORT” they have succeeded and continue to inspire others.