I had some trouble coming up with a title for this post. During my walk this morning at the park, I was thinking about how wonderful it is to be able to exercise every morning. Staying fit is something that I control in my life. No matter what I may have goofed up for the day, or who I made upset- I always have the option of being active. I am very grateful for this and do not take it for granted. Through being active and keeping your mind and body healthy- it can give you a sense of control and self worth that I don’t think you can get through any other means. One can be controlled and manipulated through bosses, spouses, family members, etc. But when it comes to staying fit- you are the only one responsible for this. For me, this concept kicks ass! So if you’re in a position where you feel your life is being dictated by others- (and you’re not currently active), start by choosing a type of recreational activity that you think you would really enjoy. Get diligent about this activity and make it a priority. Others will see you mean business- and other areas of your life will improve as a result.
I would love to hear other people’s thoughts on this- please add your own experiences or ask a question of me if you have one.