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Archives for the day Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Just do it!

I woke up early last Saturday morning with sore feet and tired legs from a hard week of work outs.  I thought to myself “Ughh, I want to stay in bed.”  I got up anyway for a 7-10 mile run followed by a 30-mile bike ride in Fremont.

When I went out for a run on Monday, people were telling me to wait for the rain to stop.  It was 60 degrees and raining.  I don’t think I will melt.  When it is time to go, I just go.  Sometimes, when I feel really sore or have a little injury, I will slow down, cut my routine short or do a different workout.  I always find a way to get out and do it.  It does not matter what “it” is, just do it.

People always come up to me with their plans and excuses for not following their plans.  You don’t get into shape or meet your goals by just planning.  Start slowly, there is no need to be in a hurry.  Do the best you can.  Pick something you can do and do it.  I have a lot of gadgets at home that I don’t use.  I tried them and they just did not work out.

After you get home from work, go to YouTube and type in the keyword “exercise”.  Pick an easy exercise at first.  Something that takes about 5 minutes to do.  It will be at hard first but it gets easier after time.  Do not give up before you start.  Find a reason to do something.  Then find a reason to progress.  You may not be carrying a sign at a marathon but you may be running a 10K one day.

Start now.  Just get out and do it!