I often hear from people, “I don’t have the energy to workout”, “I’m too busy”, “I’m too stressed”, etc. They’re usually the same people who tell me they’re not flexible enough to do yoga.
Saying any of these things in my mind is like saying, “I’m too poor to want money.” It doesn’t make any sense! Yoga HELPS you gain flexibility, and working out in general will greatly enhance your energy levels and reduce your stress.
Ten minutes a day. That’s all you need. How do you spend your extra ten minutes a day? Television? Facebook? Get off the couch, get away from the computer, and get active! Better yet…get some free weights and lift while watching tv, or watch it while on an elliptical, stationary bike, or treadmill. Find ways to get active.
I feel more energy after I workout, not less! And studies have shown it to be a terrific mood enhancer.
There are some lovely quotes on this thoroughout the ages:
“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” -Edward Stanley
“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” -Plato
“It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.” -Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” -Carol Welch
So what are you waiting for? Get some! Decide…commit…succeed!! You only get one body in this lifetime….