Is Your Exercise Program Working Out?

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35 jumping jacks.

50 squats.

60 crunches.

20 minutes of jogging.

And guess what…I still feel like crap. Is your exercise program working or what?

Trash cans in luxury cars

Whenever I get a mani/pedi at the nail salon, I look at People magazine to remind myself of something important: some of the most beautiful people are full of brokenness.

If money, makeup and celebrity fame ain’t helping them, then surely we need to look for something else. Something less costly than an expensive private trainer or huge investment in cosmetic surgery.

Before I start an uproar, hear me clearly, I’m not saying don’t exercise. However, I’m a strong believer that emotional health is just as important as physical health. While we work on our bodies, if we forget our spiritual and emotional well-being, we’re simply like luxury cars whose owners treat us like trash cans.

What does being emotionally healthy mean?

According to, “People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their emotions and their behavior. They are able to handle life’s challenges, build strong relationships, and recover from setbacks.” In other words, they know how to cope with life.

The last time we connected, I wrote about “A New You in the New Year”. Let’s take it further.

If the answer to the question, “Am I Broken?” is yes, and if you did some soul searching and found out you need help, then emotional well-being may be a good place to get some answers.

Have you been exercising, seeing some results, but still feel out of balance?

Then the problem may be emotional and spiritual and all the workout in the world won’t work out until you get your mind and heart in alignment.

For the next couple of entries, our focus will be on emotional. In the next couple of articles, we’ll chat (I hope, because I’d truly like to hear from you) about the connection of emotional health and physical health.

Do you think there’s one?