Today, I’m going to focus on inertia.
Check out the dictionary definition of inertia: ‘a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged.’
Inertia keeps us from exercising. It is a force in itself.
Inertia is an invisible hand that keeps us on the couch or in our office chair, when we know better.
It is the hobgoblin that whispers in our ear ‘Put it off until tomorrow’. It is the belief that says, ‘It’s too much effort to find my walking shoes (or workout clothes, etc)’.
Inertia is an internal mountain that we attempt to climb daily. Did I say climb? More often than not, we just sit and stare at it. Then night comes, we sleep and we get up the next day only to repeat the cycle all over.
Inertia is a paralyzing poison that renders us incapable of forward movement. It throws its thick straps onto us and holds us tightly in place.
This happens to me all the time.
What do I do when this tsunami of inactivity has me jailed?
I find my walking shoes.
I put them on.
I take one step. Then another. Then another.
By this time, inertia recedes a tiny bit. But that’s all I need, an opening. A chink in its armor.
And usually I find myself walking a bit, and a bit turns into a mile and a mile turns into two, you get the picture.
And I will have put inertia in its place until I face it all over again tomorrow.
You too? Sound familiar?
Let me encourage you to punch inertia in the nose today.
Your diabetes will forever be grateful!
(Author’s note: I have published a book for diabetics who hate to exercise, ’42 Ways to Motivate the Sedentary Diabetic to Actually Exercise’ … written primarily for my always inactive self … click HERE to purchase on Amazon, purchase and give away to friends and family who need it … purchase and send to your local diabetes society for distribution and if you cannot afford it, let me know)
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