I was recently interview by Proctors ‘Roving Reporter’ team on the importance of exercise and maintaining a healthy heart. She asked me how one gets started with exercise when they don’t know where to start. My reply was find what you love to do and you will be more likely to stick with it. For example, if you love to dance you may enjoy taking a zumba class.
It got me thinking about people that already have an exercise routine and I wondered what motivates them to exercise? Is it to be healthy? To look good? To get in shape for an event such as a reunion or wedding?
For me, exercise and being fit comes down to one thing: at the end of the day MY health is MY responsibility.
It wasn’t always this way. When I was in my 20’s it was to look good, my early 30’s was to lose the baby weight I gained while pregnant, late 30’s was to set a good example for my kids, now in my 40’s it is more about ME – As empty nesters my husband and I have plans – we want to travel, hike, run and be active together. I need to be healthy to live the quality of life I want. That is what motivates me to get out there and get moving.