20% of the people admit to procrastinating on most everything. My opinion is that this is a learned habit that can be unlearned. You know what it does to to your completion of projects, missed deadlines, piles of paper on your desk and more.
How about procrastination on personal commitments – like exercise. I’ve had to train myself not to procrastinate on this one. So here are my easy steps to get back in the “exercise mode” and stop making excuses.
1. Commit to being healthy. Exercise releases endorphins into your over stressed system and counteracts all the stress hormones like cortisol and adrenalin.
2. Quit making excuses. If you like music, get a DVD with the music you like and believe me, I have a TON of DVD’s because I have the attention span of a gnat so have give myself variety. My latest you might ask? Hip Hop Abs Total Body Workout. What a hoot. 45 minutes of fun – and sweat!
3. Lay your workout clothes right next to your bed. Get up in your sleepy stupor, put them on, brush your teeth (optional), and walk yourself to the TV turn it on and work out.
4. I put a bottle of water out the night before with my towel so I don’t even have to think about that!
5. DO NOT do anything else. Like turn on your computer or the coffee pot. (OK, if there is one button to press that is alright) Even these simple tasks will distract you and give you an excuse not exercise.
I am very serious about this exercise ritual. One third of the kids between 2 and 19 are obese. How sad is that?
The costs to YOU because of adult obesity, is out of control. We are experiencing the strain on our healthcare system too.
So stop procrastinating, start taking control!
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