It today’s world, we are faced with what has now become known as “the daily grind”. We live in a time where you can’t forget what time it is because there’s just so much to do. Most of the priorities involve everything but ourselves. Our bodies and our health gets moved to the bottom of the to-do list.
In search of something to change that mindset, I came across something that serves as a reminder to keep our health a priority. There are bracelets out there for people to wear to stay motivated and as a reminder that all it takes is “15 minutes a day will keep the doctor away”.
I learned about these brackets from a dear friend who thought of this great idea, Arie. These bracelets are meant for people to wear on their wrists to be constantly reminded that they need to set aside X amount of time to exercise.
For example, six bracelets come in one pack. Each bracelet is a different color and has different reminders on them.
Here is an example of what they say:
Purple 15 minutes a day keeps the Doctor away
Blue 30 minutes a day keeps the Doctor away
Green 45 minutes a day keeps the Doctor away
Yellow 60 minutes a day keeps the Doctor away
Orange 1 hour & 15 minutes a day keeps the Doctor away
Red 1 hour & 30 minutes (or more) a day keeps the Doctor away
Whichever exercise level you’re at, that’s what color bracelet you wear. Once you feel ready and able to move on to the next amount of time to exercise, you wear that color. The goal is to keep advancing to the next color and keep increasing your workout.
When you’re wearing these bracelets, you see the reminder of how you need to workout. And by having goals to move on to the next color, it helps keep you motivated to stick to your workout.
I love wearing my bracelet because every time I pick up the phone or write down some notes at work, I’m reminded that I have to exercise for X amount of time.
This is a great way to stay positive and not get overwhelmed by the idea of exercising everyday. Sometimes when people first start working out, they think they need to spend hours a day at the gym. That is just not the case. If you keep a steady pace and continue to improve, it’s easier to maintain a daily workout.
I started out with the purple bracelet just like everyone has to start out. Once you feel you can exercise for 30 minutes, you advance to the blue bracelet. Sometimes people move through the bracelets quicker than others, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is you go at your own pace.
I’ve been a happy Energized 4 Life bracelet member for a while now and I really think that it helped me have a goal and stick to it. I now wear a red bracelet and I’m happy I reached my goal of working out an hour and a half everyday (sometimes I do more). Without taking the small steps to get here, I probably would have had a harder time advancing my workout times.
If you are interested in getting these motivational bracelets and setting goals to reach your maximum potential, click here.