Did you ever think a gym junkie could be lazy? Well I think they can……
There is a big difference between looking great and leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
Obviously many of us strive to look great, but do you want to just
look great or actually be fit and healthy and FEEL great because there
is a big difference.
Going to a gym you notice such a big variety of people and it’s VERY
interesting to watch everyone’s routines. What I have noticed is that
you can look great although be quite unhealthy!
Are you one of those people who goes to the gym every day although
finds the nearest park to the shops, never walks anywhere and does very
little additional activity. Do you reward yourself with some sweets
because you’ve exercised today!
Sometimes it’s easy to forget the importance of incidential exercise
and just keeping active. I know personally I’ve been bad for this in
the past. I’d go to the gym heaps although outside of the gym I was
I have noticed since moving back into our house how much more active
I am each day, I get out more and seem to just be moving more and it
makes a huge difference.
What I’m trying to get at is never underestimate the importance of
doing the little extras. Walk to the shops, take the kids for a ride,
walk to the park instead of driving, take the stairs instead of the lift
because it all adds up.
I know I would love to increase my general activity a lot more. For
sure I might train hard each day but that’s maybe 1-2 hrs out of my day,
what happens to the rest of it. I think if you can get into the habit
of adding in that incidential exercise now you will be so much better of
later in life. You might not always be able to run so what do you do
So this week just try and make a conscious effort to be more active and see what a difference it can make.
Have a great day!