What if we ran and played simply because it is an expression of our human nature? Think about it! Does exercise have to be tedious, boring, and seen as only something to be done for our health. Who’s writing these rules anyway?
Be In The Moment
Could we use exercise as an opportunity to create a practice of living in the present moment? Could exercise and movement be the embodied expression of our being? What if we chose to enjoy the journey rather than always seeking to be somewhere else?
When Will You Be Happy?
Ask yourself: Will you be happy when you lose your excess weight? Or when you finally reach all of your fitness goals? Or will you simply do what most have done their entire lives, as soon as they reach their goal, they immediately start searching for the next thing to make them happy? More money, more possessions, a better looking body. When will you be happy?
If creating a healthier, happier existence was your primary aim, and you chose to do so one step at a time, while simply making easy, lasting lifestyle changes, would getting healthier and ultimately losing weight be such a problem? Rather than setting lofty weight loss goals that are far off, why not chose simple lifestyle changes that will stay with you forever and make sure you keep the weight off once you do lose it? Make a positive mental, physical, or emotional change every day!
Listen to the author of Born to Run speaking at a TED Conference about human movement.