Fitness tip: Have a lot of reasons to exercise regularly

January 18th, 2012

 

Many people exercise in spring time to lose their winter weight they gained. Some see exercise as a form of torture that must be done to get back in shape.

While others might exercise to lose the weight they have gained over a long period of time and once they are at a good level they stop and go back to normal.

One of the key things I believe that has helped me exercise consistently for over 25 years is I attached many reasons as to why I exercise regularly.

Some are very positive and healthy, while others may seem vain to some, but they still keep me motivated when my body or mind don’t want to hit the gym or go for a ride.

Here are a few of my reasons…

  • to keep fit and healthy
  • to keep my body fat levels low
  • to strengthen my legs after having Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • to be a good steward of the body God has given me
  • to stay in shape so I look good to my wife
  • to be a good example for my kids and to inspire them
  • to run around and play sport with my kids (without passing out!)
  • to look good when I look in the mirror (that is perhaps a vain one!)
  • to give me a burst of endorphins (natures natural happy drugs!)
  • to give me a sense or structure and discipline to my life
  • to keep me active so I will be fitter and healthier in my latter years
  • to have a sense of personal achievement

These are just some of the reasons why I exercise regularly. I believe that if you have more reasons to exercise than just lose weight, you will be more likely to keep it up.

I hope that helps if you have started a fitness program in 2012!

God Bless,

Dave