When you don’t want to exercise… Read this!

Exercise is food for the soul

April 8, 2021

I didn’t feel like running!  

I locked the front door, turned my watch setting to run and started to walk away from my home.  I wasn’t in the mood to exercise. I was feeling a lot of stress from work.  I was tired and feeling low on energy but, I knew that if I made myself just go run, I would feel better!  This morning was no different.  I felt the warmth of the sunrise, and the fresh air fill my lungs.  It was invigorating!  As the minutes passed, the stress started to melt away.  By the time I returned home, I was feeling rejuvenated and focused.  

This is what running does for me…it’s a great stress reliever! I don’t always feel like going on a run but I do it anyways.  It helps me recalibrate and refocus. I think more clearly. I also get idea downloads by the dozens!  

Scientific research on exercise supports claims of improved health and sleep among many other benefits.  There’s still a lot we don’t know, but here’s what we do know. 

Exercise has a positive effect on mental health and overall wellbeing. 

Dopamine, serotonin and endorphins are believed to be key players in boosting our mood.  

I’m all about feeling good, and if I can do it in a natural way, I’m all over it!  

A consistent exercise routine can be challenging to establish, but I promise it is well worth the effort!  

Here’s just some of the many benefits:

  1. Improved ability to handle stress and anxiety
  2. Better sleep
  3. Improved mood
  4. Better heart health
  5. Lowered risk of chronic disease
  6. Better hormone balance

Get up, breathe, stretch, push, pull, lift, move your body!  Set a goal.  Make a plan to move and exercise your body on a regular basis.

Try these affirmations to help support your exercise goals! 

I love feeling strong and healthy.

I am a person that exercises daily.

I plan my exercise and I exercise my plan.

If you haven’t been working out, walking is a great way to start.  A 10 minute brisk walk will help you feel better!  

You’ve got this!  I’m cheering you on!

Love and Blessings to you!

Laura Jeffers


Helping others maintain and reclaim their health is my mission.  What can I do to help get you moving?  Set up a free mini session and let’s chat!