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We Know What We Must Do

Updated on November 19, 2014

It's Not Complicated

Keep our minds open to new suggestions and ways

Start with your own personal deep desires

You have so many loves that can become known

When we think we get in touch with are mind

Fine tuning what makes us happy not just on the surface

All the layers deep underneath

To often we get caught up in the daily drama

That not only saps our energy but our spirit

Finding fault is easy

It takes time to find the things that motivate and encourage us to do more

We are dealing with so many emotions

That are not easy to separate

They have taken years to grow

Their roots are planted deep

Connected to everything we know

Our health is affected by our thoughts for the good and also the bad

So it is important that we keep exercising

To keep fit the best we can

A little exercise is better than no exercise

I say keep moving and after you develop a routine

You have more energy to do the things you want

In the beginning your muscles resist any effort

I think it is our mind thinking and analyzing the situation

Bringing up old memories and reliving them

Confusing exercise with a bad experience in the past

A time where we worked to hard and our bodies ached

If we reprogram out thoughts

By suggesting exercise is good

Healthy and productive

When our body is in good shape

We can handle any obstacle with ease

After awhile it will become easier

We might have picked old bad habits that hurt us mentally

Our mind is trying to protect us for our own good

it does not understand how important staying healthy is

Sure we read about articles and people that are in shape

It seems like too much work

Turning away instead of lifting up our feelings to match our needs

Once we are in shape it is a lot easier to stay in shape

The physical and emotional benefits are phenomenal

They affect our thoughts and our future

This is where I write on paper my step by step plan

Without a guide we blindly struggle and it becomes too hard

I know you keep saying why do I have to write it down when I have it all up my head

Because your mind remembers so many important things

Your vision can become blurred

Like looking through a cracked lens

To avoid any trouble down the road

Besides looking at all your progress is important

To pat yourself on the back when no one else will

To see when you started and where you are at

You also can see when you slip up

People don't want to be reminded of the times we do not do well

It is necessary to grow

Don't take it personal

You don't have to be so critical

No beating yourself up if you missed a workout or even a week

You have done so much and keep going

No need to stop

Just a little reminder to stay healthy

Not once a month or a year

Day to day from here on out

It seems like a very long time to do anything

Don't look that far into the future

If it makes you crazy with worry

Take it one day at a time

Your energy levels will rise

Every action will become easier

Your mind will think better

Think of our life as building blocks stacked up one on top of the other

We build a strong base

Then we start

Watching them rise high off the ground

Lets see if we can stack five high

Make little goals

Leave plenty of room

We might want to make rows

We set no limits

Don't worry what others say

Keep going your results will speak for itself

Take pride in your future and others will too

I have to fix my blocks

I must of rushed and now they came tumbling down

Having fun building them is something we all can do

With a little effort why not give it a try

So surprise yourself with blocks so high

You have to look down at the sky


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      DREAM ON 3 years ago

      annart Every day I come a little bit closer to being in shape. I may never get there. I know I tried my best and did everything I could each day. I can be happy just the way I am and don't have to be a big as a body builder. I try to at least walk and they say that is the best exercise of them all. I am glad you enjoyed my poem. I am no expert but this is how I feel and if it doesn't work for you try something else that does. To often we give up and don't try at all. Thank you for reading and sharing your nice comments.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      This is a great encouragement to keep ourselves healthy, just gently and one day at a time. I love that philosophy. There's so much hype about exercise and being 'fit' that it causes stress, the very thing that makes us feel worse! We should all just keep at it and feel the benefit, not the guilt.

      Great poem.

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      DREAM ON 3 years ago

      vocalcoach We can find new ways to use the energy to accomplish our goals and dreams. By helping ourselves tap into the resources we have in our brain. Thank you for reading and supporting my thoughts.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Great messages of positivity. I like 'a little is better than none at all'. What a great way to begin my day. Thank you for sharing your gift of the spoken word. I love it. - Up and more, Audrey