The More, The Healthier

It has always been the hardest for me to start rather than to maintain. Once I got into something on a routine schedule, it is easier to find the motivation to continue doing it. Although I tend to lose my motivation if I stopped doing it for an extended period of time, like a week or two for example.

So I find it really hard to find the motivation to start working out regularly again, because I’ve stopped doing it for more than two weeks. It was more like two months actually. I was starting to get lazy and I lack the stamina that comes from working out regularly, not to mention my waistline is increasing again slightly.

To make things worse, I hardly control my daily calories intake. I ate almost everything that I wanted which is, needless to say, something that I won’t do when routine exercise is still part of my weekly, if not daily schedule. I really find it hard to return to my regular exercise routine by then; that is until help came from an unexpected source. My wife.

I was amazed when she said to me around two weeks ago, that she wanted to exercise regularly like I used to. I believe you know how persistent women are when they want something, right? Well, my wife is of no exception. I have never succeeded in persuading her to exercise regularly with me before, for reason I dare not disclose here because I fear for my *cough* “well being”, to say the least.

She wanted to exercise regularly now because she did not want to have osteoporosis when she get older later in life. Now that is a very good reason indeed! I am happy that she is more aware of the benefit of exercising regularly. Losing belly fat is just a bonus side effect, the main reason is to live a fuller and healthier life.

As of today, she haven’t skipped any of our exercise routine. Usually I am the one who need a bit more encouragement, which she can provide very well. So it works both ways and we both are benefiting nicely from the exercise. So henever you feel like you need a boost in motivation to start or maintain a regular exercise schedule, ask your friend. Or better yet, ask your spouse instead. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

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