Gaining A Clear Perspective

It’s October. You have been planning your Fall schedule and considering the busy days ahead. 
How do you see exercise fitting into this schedule? 
I want to help you see EXERCISE differently because that will be the key to your success. 
ex·er·cise   [ek-ser-sahyz] 
1. bodily or mental exertion, especially for the sake of training or improvement of health: 
Walking is good exercise.
2. something done or performed as a means of practice or training: 
exercises for the piano.
3. a putting into action, use, operation, or effect: the exercise of caution.
Let’s just take the broad view here for our understanding.
Stay with me for a minute!
Exercise is defined as something we do, physically or mentally.
I will be clarifying on this important point more in the future 
and how understanding the mental aspect can help you succeed.
Exercise is something to be “practiced” with regularity.
Exercise in itself denotes action and use. 
OK, so now I want to ask what feelings come up when you think of the word exercise? 
Words like fun, exuberance, excitement?
dread, intimidation, distaste and disgust?
Be honest!
How you see exercise, how YOU define it…SEE it,  in your own mind,
 is instrumental in your ability to maintain and gain a healthier lifestyle. 
It starts in the mind.
The mind is the first thing that needs to change
in your journey to a more active life!
It can be done. 

After all, trying to fit something into your schedule that you dread is going to take some mighty orchestrating, yes? We need to begin the battle in the mind. 

I believe this is not unlike our own Christian or Faith walk. We win or lose those battles first, in the mind, then outwardly in our lives. 

We actually have to be transformed spiritually, as believers.

As a person who also wants to apply this thinking about how they value fitness- we need to allow our attitudes, ideas, thoughts and misconceptions, to which we cling, be “transformed”. We need to take small steps in our thinking to break free and gain new ground on our journey to better health. 

It can be done. 
It just takes a little bit of adjusting our vision. 

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