Exercise: bodily or mental exertion, especially for the sake of training or improvement of health (dictionary.com)
Determination: the act of coming to a decision or of fixing or settling a purpose (dictionary.com)
I wanted to do a quick post on exercising. I thought I would share with you some of the things I have learned about exercise over the last 3 1/2 months. I honestly didn't believe I needed exercise at the start of my journey. Walking a mile was very difficult for me to do. Everything in my body used to hurt as I slowly walked a mile on my treadmill. I will never forget the feeling of the very first day I started walking. It hurt, I was miserable BUT I finished and felt an overwhelming emotion of accomplishment. I reminded myself that if I could do it once, I could do it again. I also reminded myself that the first is the worst. Since the first time I got on the treadmill, I have done so much more than I could have ever imagined. I honestly used to envy the people I saw running down the street exercising. I used to think "I could never do that." I now know I CAN do that! Now, don't think this has happened over night because it hasn't. It has taken day after day of consistent training to be able to run. I have a long way to go but I am getting closer every day.
If you haven't been exercising, that is ok! Start today by walking for 10 minutes. Then add 2 minutes then 2 minutes more day by day. You will be amazed at what you can do in a few weeks! Also, continue to tell yourself that today will be better than yesterday because exercise gets easier EVERY time you do it! :)