“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt, this is a quote I live by. Sometimes I find myself thinking if I only had that fancy gym membership, Zumba class, or a personal trainer I would be in better shape. This way of thinking has prevented me from achieving my PCOS exercise goals in the past and it was time for a change.
By focusing on the items I had available to me at home I was able to stay on track with a fitness regimen. I jog on my treadmill (found on Craigslist at a bargain several years ago) every day after work while watching my new favorite television addition “Covert Affairs”. I find that watching TV distracts me long enough that I don’t want to jump off right away. Using this strategy and being consistent has been the key to my success. I also use YouTube to find Yoga videos that help me with stretching and stress management.
So the next time you find yourself making excuses or putting your exercise goals off until you have something else remember “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”