When You Fall Down, Get Back Up

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“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” — Wayne Dyer

We all have moments when we fall down (and not just physically). Mentally, we can fall too. Or we might stop doing something that is good for us. Physical exercise is one area that can be easy to let “fall by the wayside”. And pretty soon, we’re eating poorly, sitting in front of the television, and not get much physical exercise. This happened to me over the last couple of weeks. I had taken a planned break from my resistance training schedule after just completing the current exercise program I had been doing. And, due to school schedules, I also wasn’t biking to work (my cardio currently). What started as a planned week off quickly turned into well over two weeks of very little physical activity.

This can happen so easy. The key is what we do when this does happen. We all have the power to choose. We can choose to get up an hour earlier, or choose to stay up later, or choose to make exercise (in this case) a priority.

For me, I made the choice this morning. I woke up an hour earlier (and didn’t actually go back to bed) and made my way down to our basement workout room. Once I got going, I felt exhilerated, and by the time I finished, I was pumped. What a great way to start the day! Now I must just continue to make the choice of exercise as a priority.

This is a choice we can all make, and I encourage you all to get out there and do it (no matter what “it” is to you).

Today I will __________. Fill in the blank, and then choose to get out there and do it!

Lance writes stories from his heart, aiming to inspire and motivate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he's not here, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding a bike, or just generally acting goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Treehouse newsletter and get additional inspiration in your email inbox!
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