Do you remember the first time you looked at a pregnancy test and saw a positive result? No doubt you were flooded with heart-pounding emotions. Being blessed with the ability to bring a brand new life into the world is an indescribable joy, especially for first-time mothers.
When you think about the reasons to start an exercise program, you might initially think about the physical benefits such as losing weight, building muscle, and having more energy throughout the day. Additionally, exercise has been clinically linked to other health benefits including minimizing the risk of heart disease and diabetes, improving sleep, and lowering blood pressure.
There are countless Self-Help books designed to show people how to navigate through life, taking them from where they are today to where they would like to be one day. But all of those books have the same thing in common; you have to do the work.
When you think about gaining strength through building muscle, what comes to mind? Many concerns are usually due to seeing magazines depicting men looking like the Incredible Hulk (less the green skin) and women looking unbelievably ripped.
To succeed in any endeavor in life, we need to keep our eye on the goal. Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. Why? Because we’re too easy on ourselves. We tend to give up or give in and go easy on ourselves when the going gets tough. If you don’t feel like going to the gym on your scheduled gym day, who’s going to make you go?