Sweat. Daily. Seriously. I know that my fitness routine (my life) is sometimes daunting and to many seemingly impossible. I am never trying to get someone to move their body as much as I do, unless they would like to. But, movement is what life is about. There are all kinds of ways to get a good sweat and all you need to do is try various activities to find the one that works for you. Self-care also includes what you use to fuel your body and your mind. These are your tasks in this life along with whatever you decide is your work (spiritual or otherwise), however, many of us refuse to accept the responsibility of taking care of ourselves and instead make excuses as to why it doesn't or isn't happening.
One of my favorite excuses to staying stuck in stillness are not having enough time. Enough time for what? 20 minutes? You don't have 20 minutes? Really? Are you being honest? Maybe your excuse is you don't know what to do. Ok: Jumping Jacks, Push Ups & Sit Ups - Do 20 each, 19 each, 18 each, 17 each all the way down to 1. Now you have something to do. Next. You don't like exercise? Do you like looking and feeling good? Sometimes you have to do things that aren't fun for your own good. Next. Maybe you don't think that how you think about something matters. Ask others, pay attention, see how thoughts become reality. If this is something you already know and you feel like having to pay attention is too much work, ok. I think that living a life that you don't like is a lot of work. Mastering your thoughts is hard but has a much better outlook. It is your choice of course.
Let's face it, most excuses are not valid. At some point you will matter. What you use for your fuel will matter. How you think about yourself will matter. Whether your body moves regularly or not will matter. Imagine waking up feeling ready to go without needing an outside stimulant. Imagine not needing 10 hours of sleep. Imagine having energy that allows you to dance, play, sing, enjoy your entire day. Imagine that for yourself and really see it, visualize what that person would look like, feel like, speak like. How would that person behave. That person is you. It is possible, but you first have to care about how you treat you. How you feed you. How you move you.
One day you will begin to stop making excuses and begin living a life you never thought was possible. One day you will expect, from yourself, the very best and, one day, you will actually be able to give it. It feels great to hold yourself accountable, to take charge of your life and to feel great in the process. It really does. We have been given this wonderful life to take care of. We have been entrusted with our selves and most of us are abusive parents.
Get started, get going, get it done.