Jun 01, 2020
Today is June 1, start day. If you are reading this, you need motivation or encouragement to start, and this is NOT June 1 or the first day of any month, that is okay. Make this your Day 1 and START. Declare that this is where you begin, or pick back up and continue, or just continue, but stronger. The important point is this: Keep moving!
Why start? Start so that you will feel better, do better, live better!
Once you decide that you will start, decide where you will start. It really is as easy and standing up and moving. Whether it is standing where you are and walking in place during the commercials while you watch your favorite show, or going down to your local track and walking for 10-15 minutes. The start is what is important. Those first steps are a beginning.
Need a schedule? Here you go. Click HERE for a beginner, get moving schedule.
After making that start, write it down somewhere that is visible to you. Put it somewhere that you see it every single day. This provides encouragement, motivation, and accountability. Mark it down as done and add to it each day. This helps develop a pattern, and, in turn, a habit. As Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Making activity a habit, leads to excellence.
When you have written it down, tell someone. This is the next step in providing encouragement and accountability. Let someone else know what you are doing. You may inspire them to do the same. Better yet, ask them to join you! This is how we stumbled into training over 4,000 people to complete a full or half marathon and change their lives for the better. There is power in numbers!
Once you start, and continue, you will learn the secret to becoming fit and active. The secret is, there is no secret! Results come with action. The best part is, the action does not have to be big, only consistent. You don’t have to do it all at once. In fact, you can’t do it all at once. You can only do what you can do each day.
Start today. Do what you can do TODAY. Let tomorrow take care of itself. Plan for it, don’t worry about it, and then DO IT.
Keep on keeping' on,
Robin Simpson, MarathonMakeover
Couch potato turned marathoner at 37, still running at 53! Healthy habits geek, encouraging you to get up, get moving and be your best! Click HERE to get my eBook and GET MOVING!