Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Steven Furtick on Push-Ups

I follow many blogs. My google reader is full. That is how I like to keep in touch with everyone.
There is a pastor of a church in Charlotte, NC. Steven Furtick. Elevate Church. He wrote a blog on fitness today, but it could be applied to so many things. I am applying it to fitness.
One of the best pieces of advice I've gotten about running and losing weight - Just run (or just eat right, just stick with it, etc). Just run.
This piece of advice: Commit to one push up. Here is the rest of it:

I got an interesting piece of exercise advice one time-never forgot it.This guy (who was in great shape) said the only exercise commitment he ever made was to do one push-up per day-every single day.Not to run 5 miles a day, complete four 90 minute workouts per week…Just one push-up per day.
When I asked him (skeptically) what the value of one push-up was, he explained:“Well, one push-up isn’t going to do much for you, that’s for sure. But once you get down to do one, you usually end up doing 30, 40, or 50. And then you figure, hey, while I’m down here, may as well do some sit-ups too. Before you know it, you’ve had a pretty good workout. And it all started with one push-up.”
I wonder how you could apply this strategy to some of the things you hate to do, but know you need to do? Just get started, and often the rest will happen from there. Getting started is the hardest part.
Confucius said a journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.Something to think about…

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