I have enjoyed exercising from my early adolescence. I was about 15 years old when I built my first home-made bar-bell. My favorite sports were and still are: soccer, bodybuilding, jogging, cycling, and Greek-Roman Wrestling. When I say they are my favorites, I mean I like plasticizing them not only watching on TV. I practiced them all, now I don’t have so much free time but still do jogging, cycling and bodybuilding.
The biggest problem when it comes to exercise is consistency. There are times when we are very motivated and eager to exercise, enjoying it. But there come periods when we find all kinds of reasons or excuses not to exercise. These aren’t objective reasons but our rationalizations (excuses) to avoid exercising. Sometimes we even don’t remember we have a commitment to exercise daily.
From my experience with this kind of things I learned to make a distinction between two kinds of days. The criterion is “how I feel” in those days.
There are days when I feel good just because I exercised in the morning. There are days when I feel bad and I observed that in these days usually I didn’t exercise.
In this way I found that there is a strong connection between daily exercising (or not) and daily mood. The first one determines the second one, for good (if I exercise) or for bad (if I don’t).
I also found that 30 minutes of daily exercising, in the morning, are enough to set my joyful mood for the entire day. These 30 minutes are spent as follow: 20 minutes jogging and 10 minutes work out a muscular group with my new bar-bell.
Have a nice day and enjoy your daily exercising!