A couple of things my dad said over the past few months in regard to running resonate with me. One is that running is the key that opens the door to a guilt free day.
I find that if I don’t run it’ll hover over me like a dark cloud until I finally get up and do it, and once I’ve done it I feel great -- like no matter what else I accomplish that day it’s been a success because I’ve gotten my running in.
Closely related to this is the concept of acting our way into right thinking. Our minds can be our worst enemies in terms of talking ourselves out of what we should be doing. If we just get up and do whatever physical thing we’re supposed to be doing, then our minds will follow, and we’ll wind up feeling good about it.
It’s a win-win that way, body and mind. Take the steps, the mind will follow.