Regular exercise is a lifelong habit. Hiking is my passion. Running feels like flying. Weightlifting builds strength. Love the rowing machine.
Exercise increases endorphins that make you feel happy. Endorphins are my drug of choice.
When I don't feel like weightlifting, I mentally seize myself by the collar and march myself to the gym. "I'll just do a light workout," I bargain. Once started, I do the full routine.
This morning, I tricked myself. Showered and dressed in weightlifting clothes: leggings and a moisture-wicking T-shirt.
Every time I looked down, it reminded me to exercise.
Puttered around the house. Light lunch. Drank 1/2 cup of coffee for energy. Left for the gym.
Lifted weights, did abdominal exercises and stretched for 90 minutes. Success.