Do you have an excuse not to work out?

An excuse not to work out, or a REASON TO work out.

As a personal trainer, people want to talk to me about how they used to work out, or the reasons why they can't work out.

My favorite conversations are about the body, how to move it, and new ideas. So approach me, I want to talk to you. Unfortunately, I often hear, "I can't do anything right now because (insert excuse here)"... Well, I'm here to say, you NEED to be doing something right now because (insert excuse here), for everyday you tell yourself you can't, your body becomes weaker and your problems get worse.

No matter what your injury or condition is, you can move your body in some way. Joseph Pilates developed his methods with severely injured soldiers dying in their beds. He had them moving their arms and legs until they got stronger, and were eventually healed. The doctors back then couldn't understand why this healing would occur. But now we do, when you sit back and moan about your condition or injury, your body begins to shut down. You lose hope, you lose energy, you lose your body, you lose your mind.

Wether you are dealing with a broken toe, an old back injury, or something very serious. Circle your arms in the air, write your name in the air with your foot, practice sitting tall. Start small, and gradually make your movements bigger. Contact a pilates instructor, personal trainer, or physical therapist. That decision will give you hope, and get you on the track to recovery. Get Fit!

In health and strength,

Chani Overstreet
Flower Mound Personal Trainer
7/19/2009 11:43:39 AM
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As a Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor in Flower Mound, Texas, Chani has dedicated her life to health, fitness and nutrition. She strongly believes that if you exercise regularly and really pay attention to what you put into your body you will enjoy great health and wellness. She lives her life by example for all h...
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