Welcome to MedHelp and the WL&D Community! Absolutely LOVE your screenname!
As for your participation in the challenge – the activity takes place right here in the community and I’ve added you to the list of participants. Here is a Health Page we created to hopefully provide you with some additional information. http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Weight-Loss/Dream-Believe-Achieve-Challenge-Information/show/543?cid=129
; If you have any questions, please just post your question in the community and the members here are more than willing to help.
See you’ve already met wonko – she is one of our long-time community members and is a wonderful testament to what the challenge is all about. Dream – Believe – Achieve … she does this on a daily basis and is consistent in her vision of success! There are many members you will get to know who will share their support, knowledge, tips, encouragement and motivation! Us “turtles” welcome you and we all stick together!
Congratulations on posting and acknowledging your “allergy” to exercise. As you describe your array of equipment and videos, I was shaking my head in agreement as I own many as well, some that still need brought out of hibernation.
I Believe there are several keys that help us “unlock” our willingness to exercise – and I hope you’ll allow me to share a few of those with you.
1. Changing Our Perspective – This happens as we begin to examine the reasons “to do” the exercise and let go of our unwillingness to move.
2. Benefits vs Cost - Personally, I like to focus on the benefits and the positive aspects of exercise .. but one must be aware that in electing to “not” exercise, we are CHOOSING the perils of not exercising. Those would be the Opposite of the list below.
-Exercise improves mood.
-Exercise combats chronic diseases (heart disease and osteoporosis, helps us manage high blood pressure and offers cholesterol benefits. It also helps us prevent type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and certain types of cancer.
-Exercise helps manage weight.
-Exercise strengthens heart and lungs.
-Exercise promotes better sleep.
-Exercise can be “fun”.
Makes it a little different vantage point if we realize that we may be electing heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, etc. It doesn’t just “happen” to us, we allow it to happen by not exercising.
3. Treating Yourself Kindly – Making the time to exercise allows us to treat ourselves in a kind and caring manner. Aren’t you worth 20-30 minutes of time a day? This is taking care of YOU and making YOU a priority! YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!
One of my very favorite quotes – one that got me to thinking and taking action – is this …
“Our worst fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” Nelson Mandela
YOU CAN DO THIS!!! It is our dream no one has a right to prevent us from reaching it, LEASE OF ALL US!
Eliminate the language that allows for excuse
- Not if, but when,
- Not try, but will
- Not hope, but belief
then it will not be a dream, it will be a reality.....live into it!
Very best wishes – looking forward to getting to know you!