Need A Pick-Me-Up?

You’re halfway through the week. Sometimes this is when it starts getting hard to get up an hour early to workout or will yourself to hit the gym on the way home from work before dinner. Push yourself through the week by taking Friday off as a day of rest instead. Come Friday, sleeping in a bit longer will probably seem like an even better treat.

Sometimes exercise is all a mind game. You have to convince yourself to do it. Joseph Pilates believed our minds controlled our muscles, which is true in many cases. Think about engaging those muscles and make your muscles drag you to your favorite workout location. Imagine which muscles are working to get you there. You’ll be happy afterward, and it will probably even boost your energy.


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

One Comment

  1. Courtney May 1, 2008 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    I tried commenting yesterday, but it didn’t work. I’m still reading, Mags!

    I think of myself as a train (ok, dorky, I know) – and each week is my “journey”. My analogy is as follows: It’s easier to get started early and keep going at a steady pace than it is to start, stop, get started again, and then speed uphill.

    Good post, and all too true!

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