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Let me tell you about yesterday.

There are some days when it is virtually impossible psychologically for me to exercise.

For whatever reason, some days I cannot talk myself into getting out the front door and actually taking even the tiniest of strolls.

Yesterday, I had such a day.

Let me tell you what I do on a day like this.

I had one of two choices, I can give in and revert to my sedentary lifestyle on that day or I can get out the front door and take a one minute walk and come back in, claiming a victory at least symbolically.

As a matter of fact, that’s exactly what I did.

Since inertia is already stacked against us, it is far far better to strap some dynamite on that inertia and light the fuse. Even if it’s only a 60 second fuse. It doesn’t matter … symbolically, you will keep the momentum going.

Now these are special kinds of days I realize, the type of day that you may not face often. So this is the special kind of exercise that you will do on these very very rare days. It is not for everyday use, it is reserved for these impossible to exercise days.

Movement will build on your momentum. Inactivity will kill your momentum. So try to do at least something, even if it is the most minimum of efforts.

Your diabetes will be greatly helped by the fact that you are trying to build an active lifestyle, even on these really impossible days. The thing about impossible days is that even though they seem impossible, we can turn them into possible days. And we can do this by the quick trick above. Impossible to exercise days really do not exist except in our mind.

Off the couch today! (I love that slogan!)

 

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