A common deterrent for people wanting to exercise is the soreness that can accompany it.
You probably know that exercise builds muscle. What you may not know is that, in order to do so, it actually causes micro tears in muscle cells.
During rest, as you can see in the graphic, the muscle will then rebuild itself, resulting in thicker and stronger muscle cells capable of withstanding a stronger stimulus.
So, if you're feeling sore for a day or so after exercising, don't worry! Your body is just going through that process of muscle fiber growth and, essentially, you're feeling your body getting stronger!
When we hear the word "investment", we often think of money. Prioritizing your health, however, is an investment in both yourself and your future. As a parent, spouse, business owner, etc., taking care of your health is also the best way you can set an example for others, and allow you to be better prepared to take care of those in need. Choose to invest in yourself, and be a leader to those around you!
At some point, we've all fallen into the cycle of procrastination. Whatever it is you're struggling with, fitness-related or otherwise, we challenge you this week to get it done! You'll not only thank yourself, but also set the tone to stay on track in other areas of your life!
We all have that part of us that doesn't want to exercise or eat healthy. We have to make choices all the time, between what will give us instant gratification and what will produce lasting results. By choosing discipline, you're investing in your long-term success!