“Results will take as long as they take.”
It is so easy to give up if you don’t see expected results, immediately. This is especially true with exercise. You drag yourself to the gym and you sweat and burn. The pounds you planned to lose in three weeks remain stubbornly in place. Discouragement sets in and you want to give up.
Don’t worry! This is a common experience for everyone. The good news is that you can turn things around. The secret to not giving up is to practice mindful exercise. Instead of counting your chickens before they hatch, enjoy each moment of your workout for its own sake. Experience exercise as an enjoyable healthy escape from the real world.
While exercising, your mind may stray from your movements. But, stay mindful each the movement. Exist in the moment and gently remind yourself to focus. As you stay focused, without demanding rewards, the exercise itself becomes its own reward – and you will see the results you expect.
©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women
Today’s Affirmation: When exercising I remain mindful.