Physical exercise does much more than tone my body. Working out makes me more powerful.
Following my fitness program builds my confidence.
I know that I am strong and capable. I can do whatever I set my mind to. My endurance increases. I am patient and persistent. When I encounter an obstacle, I find alternative ways to make progress.
I show myself that I can work towards my goals. Preparing for a marathon teaches me how to pursue a promotion or build an extension on my house.
I have more energy. I balance activity and rest. I enjoy better health and operate at full capacity with fewer infections or injuries. This gives me all the resources I need to get through my busy days.
Exercise encourages me to adopt other good habits that add to my wellbeing. I eat a nutritious diet. I see my doctor for recommended check-ups. I manage stress.
There are many ways for me to squeeze more physical activity into my schedule. I can get up earlier in the morning to play a game of tennis or throw a Frisbee around before work. In my leisure time, I can turn off the TV and head to the gym.
For those days when I am unable to make it to the health club, I choose exercises I can do at home. I buy a jump rope or work out with a Pilates video.
Today, I put my heart into my workout. I know that exercise makes me more effective at everything I do.
- How does being fit change the way I see myself?
- What does personal power mean to me?
- What motivates me to exercise on a regular basis?