[Pre-Weigh In]

Hello again! I just had to give myself a little pat on the back. After avoiding exercise for quite a while, I finally bit the bullet and actually did some. I just finished a half-hour trek on the treadmill in the weight room at work. It was an exhilirating workout. I had forgotten how much fun exercise is once you actually get started. It’s the getting started part that sucks!

The fact is, our bodies love to be active. They love to expend energy. They love to work out. It is us who don’t like to work out. it is us who don’t like to exercise. We just need to get past those mental roadblocks that we’ve created. We have to stop thinking of exercise as something that has to be done. We have to stop thinking of exercise as an unpleasant activity, something along the lines of cleaning the cat’s litterbox. Exercise is fun, it is invigorating, it is stress-releasing. We need to think of it as such.

I keep using the word “we,” but I really mean I need to do all of this. Because, for the most part, I do view exercise very negatively. For the most part, if I can avoid doing exercise, I will. Because I think of it as a chore, as unpleasant, as something that I really don’t want to do. I will be working on my outlook on exercise in the next few days and weeks. Stop by in the very near future to see how I am doing!

– Miguelito

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