Our physical body is incredible in its abilities and complexity. It is the greatest gift or tool we will ever possess. Do you view it that way?
I have often said that the benefits of exercise cannot be overstated. Science is continually finding out new advantages to exercise. The 3 components of a man are all inter-related. If one area suffers, the others do as well. When you've got a cold, you're not very spiritual or mentally alert. An ironic thing about exercise is that, although it expends energy, you ultimately have more energy when you do it. I hear people say frequently that they don't have enough energy to exercise (or time, but that issue was covered in the last 2 posts). Those people are on a downward spiral of decreasing results. Less energy = less exercise = less energy.
Maybe your problem isn't exercise but, like me, you lack discipline with what you eat. Food should be enjoyable, but you can definitely have too much of a good thing. A couple of helpful phrases I've heard that come to mind are: Food is for fuel (not just pleasure), eating is not an event (meals are often the most anticipated event of my day), hunger is OK (I think a stomach growl is an emergency).
Any other helpful tips? I know a food log (much like what a spending log does for your budget) can be very helpful. You may be surprised at how those 'little snacks' or seconds at the dinner table add up. I've even heard that having a day to 'splurge' and have whatever you want can keep you on track for the rest of the week.
What do you think?