By Gary Stotler
How simple is starting an exercise routine?
It’s as easy as 1.2.3.
- Eat an apple a day
- Walk around the block
- Read 10 pages of a positive or inspirational book
Maybe. However, think about it. If your goal is to live a more healthy and active lifestyle, what better way than to start adding in some positive action rather than cutting out something you “have to have”?
Does going on a diet scare you? Yeah, me too… so start with eating an apple a day. How good would you feel about yourself if you ate an apple a day for 30 days?
Does working out at the club for two hours, seven days a week scare you? Yeah, me too… so why not start with parking a little farther away and adding 1,000-1,500 steps to your daily routine? The average calories burned would add up to about 3,500 per month which is equivalent to one pound.
Does reading a book a month scare you? Yeah, me too… so why not start with 10 pages a day? Did you know that would be 300 pages a month? That would equate to about a book a month. How much could you learn reading 12 positive and inspirational books in a year?
I have an unfair advantage in answering these questions, but I know you will not only feel better physically, but mentally as well. The idea of setting a goal and taking the action to achieve the goal will lead to more self-confidence. Imagine having more self-confidence in 30 days after eating an apple a day, taking a walk around the block and reading 10 pages of an inspiring book every day.
What do you think you could accomplish the following 30 days?
I have done this exercise with hundreds of people and I am happy to report the people who are willing to commit and follow through on their action plan finish the 30 days with more energy, more inspiration and more belief in what they can accomplish the next 30 days.
So my only question to you now is… are you willing to take the first step?