My Mantra for Exercise...and How I Keep Doing It

My Mantra for Exercise...and How I Keep Doing It

First, you should know - I didn’t love exercise when I started this journey.  Quite the opposite! 

But...I know that physical activity is one of the best ways to lose weight and maintain your loss after bariatric surgery. So many of us have bad memories of exercise, including traumatic PE classes where we wore humiliating outfits and got picked last when choosing teams. As a result, we have developed a negative perception of exercise.

I had to rewrite the “I hate exercise” tape in my brain. How did I do that?  It is a simple three-part Mantra:

Start Small. Start Now & Succeed.

You don’t need to buy a new pair of running shoes, read the history of the Olympics, or wait for someone to exercise with you. That just delays you achieving your goal, and you feel bad because you procrastinated. So: 

  • Set a timer for five minutes and step out your front door. Walk only five minutes (at any pace) and then turn around. You have just walked 10 minutes. Good job; you are already a success and you started rewriting your “I hate exercise” tape.

But how do I KEEP going? Good question, as consistency is so important to long-term success. I suggest pairing exercise with something or someone that you love. Here’s what I do:

  • Something You Love: I adore “junk” TV but I have very little spare time to watch “fluff” programs. It is simply a waste of my limited time UNLESS I pair it with exercise. As I never watch these programs unless I’m rowing, this provides a HUGE incentive to exercise. Your “pleasure” may not be TV but you likely have other things that you enjoy. For example, if you like social media, don’t let yourself use these platforms until you have met your exercise goal.
  • Someone You Love: As my adult son lives in the city where I work, I walk with him and his two dogs many times a week. As we go fast (about a 15-minute per mile pace) it is serious exercise. Most importantly, we get five to six hours a week of walking and talking. You don’t have to have someone who lives nearby. Call friends, near or far, while you are walking or doing other exercise.

But first, just start. Pick something small; you don’t have to love it. In fact, you may not even like it. Just do it, do it now and succeed. You have the power to change your life. Put on your shoes, set your timer, and GO!”

The right Supplements for your needs

Use Unjury Protein along with healthy eating and regular exercise for vitality and healthy aging.

Healthy Aging

To maintain vitality as we age, we need more high-quality protein. Medical research says that over the age of 40, we need 30 grams of high-quality protein, three times a day. You get more of the highest quality protein with UNJURY®. You also get far lower carb, fat, sugar and calories than in the heavily advertised flagship nutrition drinks you see on TV.

View Products
Use Unjury Protein to support your wellness journey pre and post bariatric surgery.

Bariatic Surgery

A bariatric dietitian said it perfectly: “Patients who use UNJURY® Protein just seem to do better.” UNJURY is recommended at all of America’s Top-Rated Hospitals & top-rated for taste by patients. Do better – with UNJURY.

View Products
Unjury protein is a vital too for long term weight loss success.

Weight Loss

Protein supplements work. No serious diet we know of says “get more fat and carbs.” We need protein first – without all the fat and carbs. In fact, we need top-quality protein, so we can maintain muscle and a healthy metabolism even as we lose weight. It's essential for long term success.

View Products
Unjury Protein is low in sugar and is ideal to help support blood sugar management.

Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders

UNJURY® Medical Quality Protein™ is very low in sugar and ideal for weight loss & blood sugar management. Weight loss means less medication, stable glucose levels, and more control. Feel better knowing that UNJURY® Protein is recommended at ALL of America’s top-rated hospitals.

View Products
Unjury Protein is a supplement to help support recovery and is recommended at top cancer centers.


UNJURY® Medical Quality Protein™ is recommended at Top Cancer Centers in America. It’s the best protein supplement for recovery as well as helping maintain vitality.

View Products