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31 Days: Do Get Moving



I had a really stressful day at work. I had to tell my boss that I was going to miss a deadline, the thought of which had me so upset that a stomach ache had me arriving 2 hours late to work. Add on top of that a day full of rain and cold wind and all I wanted to do was go home and crawl up into a ball on the couch. But it was one of my workout days with my sister and she's much more dedicated than I am so I ignored the rain and the stomach ache and went to the gym. I was so glad I did. After a mile around the track and some weights lifted, I could feel the weight of the day being lifted.

This isn't always easy to do. Sometimes lacing up those sneakers can seem like the hardness thing you've done all day. But it has been my experience that if you will make that effort and get moving, things will improve. You don't have to run a marathon, just a walk around the block will give you a feeling of accomplishment. Find a buddy who will motivate you and that you like spending time with so that exercise is something to look forward to. A side benefit to exercising with my sister is it is time I get to spend with her. It's like I forget I'm doing something good for myself. And I've never once regretted the time I've spend exercising. How many things can we say that about? So do get moving.

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