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Jack LaLanne Hated Exercise!
If you find it hard to feel desirous about exercise, don’t feel bad, so did Jack LaLanne. Who was Jack LaLanne?
Jack was America’s godfather of exercise who starred in the popular The Jack LaLanne Show in
the 1960s. LaLanne died in 2011 at the age of 96. He looked like 60 when he passed away, and acted like 40.
“I hate it!,” says
LaLanne, who was once interviewed on a morning TV news program at the age of 92.
“Do you think I enjoy getting out of a warm bed at 5:00 in the morning? What keeps me going is the benefit.”
secret is a belief so strong in the need to exercise that motivation
overwhelms any resistance. There’s no willpower—it’s automatic.
do it: Ask yourself, “What will it cost me if I don’t exercise?” “What
is it costing me mentally and physically right now not to exercise?”
“How will I feel about myself if I start exercising?” Create as many
similar questions, and thoughtful answers, as you can.
Do you feel
anxious as a result of this process? If so, it’s working. Now, see if
your desire and motivation to exercise doesn’t feel more automatic than
Keep your questions and answers handy to reinforce your
motivation, and don’t forget to consult with your physician before
starting an exercise program.
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