All those happy, go you feelings will travel with you. It’s good for your muscles and emotions and more. There is no down side when it comes to exercise. Well, unless you count face planting off treadmills, which I totally do. Exercise is good for the old body, for peace of mind and clarity, for fitness and of course it’s very good for your posture.

Name me a confident person with bad posture; go on, I dare you.

I’m not sure what else to say here to convince you. For me exercise centres me in a way nothing else does. It offers me a clear head and a feeling of strength and confidence in myself and who I am. I am strong. I am fit. And all for 30 minutes a day. You just can’t buy results like that. Not in a bottle, that’s for sure. And certainly not legally. So try it out, with no other evidence than it works for me. Take a moment today to exercise and if you already do, take a friend along for the ride. Let the endorphins enliven you and the sweat make you happy.

Daily Challenge: Get at least 15 minutes of exercise today. Show us your sneakers laced up and ready to go!

  • Nicole Davey

    Barely awake as I head to the last day of my OSH course … I read this & groaned. Yuk exercise but I know it to be do very true 🙂 Its amazing how good it makes me feel after an hour or so at the gym.

    • Haha. I love that, it’s so funny. Sorry to hit you with it straight out of bed. Enjoy your time at the gym. 😉

  • Rach aka Stinkb0mb

    I started exercising again on Wednesday night. I aimed for 20 minutes of alternating fast walking and jogging on the treadie. I got to 15 minutes and felt faint, sick and could hardly breath. This is how far I have fallen. Earlier this year I lost 15kg and was nailing 30 mins of the same type of exercise everyday and was feeling FABULOUS for it. Things were starting to slim down, my thighs were toning up rather than just being fat.

    Now I’m back to square one.

    I got off the treadie on Wednesday, barely able to walk with my back screaming at me worse than it had been all day. Rather than feel like a failure at only managing 15 minutes, I concentrated on the fact that I had done SOME exercise and I’d done it with an extra 8kg on my frame and a rooted back. I walked slowly into the lounge and in between gasps of breath and swigs of water I said to Guv “You HAVE to make me do that every single day, even on the days I don’t want to do it, you MUST make me do it. Nag me until I do, lace my trainers up for me if you have to but make me do it! I need help in doing this.”

    True to his word, he nagged me to do it yesterday as soon as we got home. I contemplated putting it off but then thought, once it’s done it’s done. The trainers got laced up and I just concentrated on walking fast for 15 minutes. I nailed 20. Still felt knackered but not as much as the day before.

    Now I’m determined to do it everyone single day, increasing by a little everyday, til I’m doing 30 minutes a day. The first day is always the hardest but it ALWAYS pays off.

    • Oh wow… Well done you! I went to the gym this week for basically the first time in 2.5 years (I got really sick for a while, then lazy, then life… etc.) and was so devestated to realise that the things I used to do so easily are such a dang struggle now! What a lesson in your positive mind set and for focusing on what you CAN do. Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • Rach aka Stinkb0mb

        Thanks Rebecca! I realised that on Wednesday, something I had gotten good at doing earlier in the year is hard now because I got lazy, I stopped pushing myself and now I’m paying for it but I’m determined to get fit again! x

    • Awesome Rach, I know the feeling of being back where you started, or close anyway. And you’re so right. Hang in there. Get it done and enjoy the benefits.

  • How very timely! I had already committed myself to a morning walk as I’m still exploring this new part of the world I’m living in. Your post was just such a good reminder and kick up the pants. As it happens, I have lovely views to look at whilst I walk (into the bush… there are some serious hill going on here) which made it that bit nicer.

    Here’s my morning…

    • Rach aka Stinkb0mb

      Wow Rebecca that bottom pic is gorgeous! Where are you living?!? And good on you for getting out and exploring! We’re moving to Tassie next and plan to have a much more active life in the process, we can’t wait! Nothing like exploring somewhere new and you see SO much more when you do it on foot!

      • Great! I’ve never been to Tassie. Prepare the guest room. Haha.

      • I live in Melbourne, but basically at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. That pic in the bottom is of Mt Dandenong (not to EVER be confused with the suburb Dandenong!).
        Tassie is so freakin’ beautiful, my Dad’s from there, so have been for a few times to visit. Good luck for the move 🙂 Where abouts will you be moving to? You’ll be surrounded by awesome scenery for sure!

        • Rach aka Stinkb0mb

          We’re planning on moving to the North West of Tassie 🙂

    • Great work!! Lace up those shoes lady and enjoy that impressive view.

  • sheribombblog

    This is SO true! Even as someone who HATES exercise. Like, REALLY hates it. I do always feel so much better about myself when I do something. I had gotten a bit slack in the last couple of weeks but I started back at it yesterday. It made me feel heaps better and now I’m motivated to go again today!

    • Enjoy your time at the gym or doing whatever it is you’re doing! I think it’s pride, taking pride in what you’ve done and pride in yourself. That’s my theory. 😉

  • river

    What? You want to see my sneakers? My grotty, old, worn for three years now, sneakers? Hmm…how about if I just tell you that me and my sneakers were walking for a half hour after lunch today.

  • I have to say that for everyone how you feel on the outside reflects so deeply on how you’re feeling inside a lot of the time. If you’re feeling strong and fit it’s an awesome boost inside of your mind.

  • Okay. I am now researching safe exercises for someone with herniated disc. I will also ask my new physical therapist when I meet him/her in a few days. Hopefully i can come back with an update to say I’ve exercised!