The number one problem stopping people from exercising — UNCLEAR ACTIONS. They don’t have a program to exercise. You are going to be vague about it. When you do that exercise- you are not going to know how to feel it, what is important about that particular exercise, you won’t know where to place the pressure on your feet, what you should be doing with your feet, your knees, your hips, and your abs.
After a certain age, exercise is about more than just sweating or feeling exhausted. You start asking, why should I do this exercise? Why is this important for me? What am I doing here? Why should I even exercise right now?
I could be doing 16 other things right now, but I am going to exercise. Why? For what reason? Is it to look better? To have my abs look better? Those are OK reasons but my hope for you is that exercise helps you to feel better in life.
People forget the bigger picture. They forget the moral of their story. They forget about their drama around exercise.
In Mission to Health, I talk about life and how life is going to push you- and you have to push back. Commitments and things you’re signed up for will attempt to steal your time and energy even when you are not engaged in them.
Because getting grounded in your body is so important, in Mission to Health, I talk about the importance of knowing the drama around why you should exercise. What is this bigger story for yourself? Why are you exercising? If you need to ask and answering why in other areas of your life, I challenge you to ask “WHY” and answer it for exercising. Why should you exercise? Why is it important to you? What do you get from it?
In Mission to Health, I outline the key questions- that if you answer, they will create lasting motivation for you to exercise today, tomorrow, next year, five years, ten years from now, and beyond.
In the end, you have to answer this question for yourself. Why are you exercising? Why are you taking care of yourself? AND- if you are not doing enough, WHY NOT?