This is when it gets brutally honest. You and only you are the person that can do the exercise that will change your body. It is wonderful to have a workout buddy – in fact I highly recommend it. A buddy can keep you company, hold you accountable and push you that extra mile. That being said – it is still ultimately your commitment to lose the weight, get toned, or get in competitive condition, as the case may be. You are the one that has to get up and do it.
If your physical appearance and well-being is something that is important to you, then you must make the commitment. I have used this word a lot in the last paragraph; let me give you a more clear definition of what I mean. Encarta Dictionary gives these two definitions of commitment: “Loyalty – devotion or dedication, for example, to a cause, person or relationship” and “previously planned engagement – a planned arrangement or activity that cannot be avoided” These are the two reasons that I use the term commitment. You must dedicate yourself to physical activity. You must also view it as a necessary part of your day and not a “if I have time” activity.
To be successful in a goal to change your physical appearance you have to make it a priority. You have to figure out a way to incorporate it into your everyday routine. If that means you have to get up an hour earlier than the rest of the family so you can do a workout video or go for a run or bike ride – so be it. If that means you have to miss your “stories” on TV – good riddance. If you have to find a way to exercise with you children – great! What ever you have to do to get in at least thirty minutes of cardio and thirty minutes of resistance training will be worth it. ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FLABBY BUTT!!!