Why People Quit Exercising – Martha Lanier


Today is January 31st, one month into your goals for the year. How many of you made a commitment to exercise regularly? OK, how many have not stuck with it? You want to know why it is hard?

  1. You may not have had a specific plan or schedule so you don’t feel totally committed
  2. Maybe you feel guilty because you spent more money on memberships, athletic clothes or workout equipment than you feel you should have
  3. You may feel like it is too time consuming
  4. Maybe your expectations were set too high because you you thought it would be easy
  5. You haven’t lost the 5 pounds you thought you would lose in 5 days
  6. You may feel too tired or you’re just not in the mood
  7. Now that you’re started, you find the excitement and newness are gone
  8. Maybe you don’t like to sweat
  9. You also don’t enjoy having sore muscles
  10. You don’t enjoy any part of exercising

If you are no longer motivated to exercise, think about what you’ve been doing for the past month and evaluate what parts of it you like and what parts you don’t like.

Be open to try different forms of exercises until you find one you DO enjoy. Because if you enjoy it, you will do it. Trust me you will feel better, look better, sleep better, have more energy which means you will be more productive and mainly ….. you WILL be healthier.

Click on Comments and let me know how you are doing or if you would like a frequent reminder to help you stay on track or send me an email at martha@marthalanier.com.

I wish the you the best of success and know you can definitely do it!


12 Ways To Be Resilient When You Have the Flu – Martha Lanier

My first warning signs that I might have the flu started with a sore throat, constant coughing and aching muscles and joints. Known for being resilient, I created a plan of action. Hopefully these tips will help you if you find yourself coming face-to-face with the flu. Read more


Heart attack symptoms may feel different for women – Martha Lanier

Panting heart 100 pix wideWith heart disease being the number one cause of death for women, it is our responsibility to educate ourselves and know the symptoms. We are all familiar with severe chest pain, numbness down the left arm and maybe even jaw pain. Women may experience some of these, but traditionally these are what many men feel.

For women the experience may be totally different and particularly not as obvious. We might feel slight pressure in our chest, like indigestion. What woman hasn’t experienced this? It’s no wonder because we often eat on the run and swallow our food whole so we won’t be late or waste valuable time. We may have severe nausea and think it might just be a virus; after all, there is always something like going around. We could pick it from children, grocery cart handles, elevator buttons or who knows what else. We just may feel totally exhausted, zapped of our energy. With overloaded daily routines that start early in the morning and don’t let up until our head hits the pillow late at night, who doesn’t feel exhausted.

Several years ago my husband insisted he drive me to the emergency room because these were the exact symptoms I was having. I was not only shocked but devastated when I was admitted to coronary intensive care diagnosed with a heart attack.

You owe it to yourself, your family and your friends to know all of the symptoms a woman can experience when having a heart attack. Know you body and when in doubt, get checked out.


Heart Disease, Women and Stress

In 2009 I was admitted to the coronary intensive care unit diagnosed with having had a heart attack. After learning that heart disease is the number one cause of death for women, I was thankful to be alive. My diagnosis was Stress Cardiomyopathy. February is the month when the American Heart Association raises awareness of heart disease. Today women are more stressed than ever. Send a response and share what stresses you the most. Click Subscribe to learn more about how to avoid having a heart attack.


Top Priority for Impact

http://www.MarthaLanier.com Make yourself your top priority when setting goals and it will have a huge impact on your success.


Change Your Focus to Change Your Results When Losing Weight

http://www.MarthaLanier.com What if you thought about losing weight as an opportunity rather than an obstacle? Focus on the benefits such as feeling better and having more energy rather than on giving up your favorite food.


Driving in the Snow – Stress

http://www.MarthaLanier.com Often we are faced with unexpected stress such as waking up to snow covered roads when you have an eight hour drive home on the interstate. It is moments like this where we need to look for something that will relieve tension. Often relaxing music, a pleasant thought or just seeing something you don’t expect can generate a calm effect. This gives you an opportunity to shift your thoughts from facing an obstacle to experiencing an opportunity you might have otherwise missed.


Relieve Stress at Atlanta Botanical Garden Light Show

http://www.MarthaLanier.com Martha Lanier found a great way to relieve holiday stress and enjoy family time by spending an evening walking the lighted trails at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.


How to Manage Stress at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport

Martha Lanier discovered a way to manage stress at the Atlanta Airport by walking from Concourse to Concourse rather than taking the PlaneTrain. There is an art exhibit of beautiful sculptures between Gate T and Concourse A and the History of Atlanta between Concourses B and C.


What are you doing on your Bonus Day?

How many times have you wished you had more time in a day? I have and I just realized today is my lucky day! When I woke up this morning, I remembered that today is unique because it only comes along once every four years! Today I will have 24 more hours than I had at this time for each of the past three years. To be even more specific, Keep reading