Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Inspiration Monday......a day late

Picture borrowed from Simple Truths. It reads
"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn

I recently read that the key to success is "Do what you should do, when you should do it, regardless of how you feel." You could apply this quote to every aspect of your life really, but I find it gives me the boost I need when it comes to exercising. Don't get me wrong, I do like exercising but some days it seems like there's a lil' devil on my shoulder whispering in my ear "ah, do it later". I know me........if I don't exercise in the morning......it doesn't get done. After work the evenings are full with making dinner, cleaning the kitchen, laundry, errands or school-related activities......then I hit the wall and have run out of steam.

Another mental note that helps me to "get it in gear" is that I have never completed a work out and thought "geez, I wish I wouldn't have done that"....instead I feel a sense of accomplishment and have more energy throughout the day. Exercising also clears my head so it's a win-win.....like Nike says "just do it".

Wishing you all a successful week in everything you do.


  1. Uh-oh, Teresa! I'm hanging my head in shame! My exercise bike has cobwebs on it! =:-O But the quote is true! I follow the discipline rule about my work. Some people think that because I paint for a living and work at home that I can drop everything on a whim. Not so. Not when people are depending on me to get a project finished.
    Maybe I'll dust off my bike today. ;-) But that doesn't mean I have to use it, does it?

    Hugs! Diane

  2. Yes, use it! You will feel great afterwards!!! AND it will help you live longer so we can all enjoy your beautiful artwork for many many years to come! Hey, I know what you mean about folks thinking because you work at home that you can drop everything at any moment.....I do that for my kids needs but that's it. I just said to my Mom the other day...."I would never work this hard for anybody else!" lol!!!