"Move what you can." I love this quote. I read it several years ago. They are the words of a quadriplegic who refused to give up and discontinue exercising. We're almost always going to have something that hurts, or some health issue that would tempt us to make excuses not to train. In times of physical trials we can sometimes benefit from exercise the most.
Exercise has both mental and physical benefits. The endorphins produced by exercise act as a powerful antidepressant! Exercise can relax the mind and body and deliver an amazing sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Next time you need a pick-me-up or a mood-booster, remember there's exercise!
Back in December, January, and February I went through a serious illness which devastated my muscle and caused so much inflammation that I could barely move. On one particular Sunday I hit rock bottom mentally. I was convinced that I had a motor neuron disease and was going to die. After my buddy Tom prayed with me, encouraged me, and told me to stay off the medical sites on the internet, I headed to the gym. Yep, on one of the worst days of my life at 8:30 PM on a Sunday night I headed to the gym and worked out. It was good. I needed it. I moved what I could.