~~Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment for what you ate.~~ Unknown
So often we think of good habits as a punishment. "Ugh...I have to exercise after eating that cupcake! " "Ugh...I have to quit smoking because I've developed COPD." "Ugh.....I have to drink water because my doctor says I'm dehydrated."
I choose to think of everything I do as a celebration!! Yay, I get to do yoga today!!! Yay, another smoke free day!!! Yay, I have enough bottled water to last me all day!!!
It's all in the mind set, you see. Your body, your brain, your spirit is waiting for you to acknowledge them. To honor them. To celebrate them. Your body knows how to take care of itself. Your spirit knows which direction to steer you. It's your brain that needs to be retrained to allow the rest of you to work well :)
So please reconsider thinking of exercise as a punishment. Celebrate instead.