Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Invest in Yourself

As a fellow user of Melt it Off with Mitch, I want to encourage you to push yourself as hard as you can. And then push a little harder. Generally speaking, I’m an absolute wuss about physical challenges. But an encouraging trainer works wonders for helping me push through that extra mile. Mitch Gaylord is just such a personal trainer. He’s super encouraging and he drives home this point: When you take the time for fitness, you are doing something so great for yourself. You’re making an investment in your body and your health that will endure as long as you continue to pay attention to your nutrition and your exercise. As we get older, it takes more work to maintain muscle tone and keep those pounds off of our troubled areas. So, if you’re starting before any real issues develop, you’re way ahead of the game. And if you’ve already accumulated some extra pounds and lost some muscle mass like me, then you’re taking the right steps by getting yourself in a good routine – it’s never too late! And in a very short time, you will start feeling the fruits of your labor, even if you don’t immediately see them. You’ll feel muscles wake up that you didn’t realize were sleeping. And that alone is a great feeling. They start helping in everyday movements. Of course, there will also be those days after you’ve really pushed yourself when you feel tired and your grateful muscles want a day off – and that’s ok, too! That’s me today! Focus on forming the good habits. Big picture. Investing in yourself. You are soooo worth it.

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