If exercise wasn’t so closely tied to weight loss all the time, it’d be a lot more enjoyable and a lot more fun for people.
Sometimes, it’s all about how you view something. Did you ever read a really cool book or listen to a Podcast, and someone showed you how to look at something you’ve always looked at, in a totally different way? And it blew your mind? It happens to me all the time, especially when I listen to Tony Robbins or Jack Canfield.
The way you look at exercise is so important as it’ll determine how long you’re going to stick with it and how much of it will be a part of your life. I’m telling you now, if you exercise solely for weight loss purposes, you’re getting to spend your whole life on it and off it and on it and off it.
Exercise is brilliant, and I’m surprised more people don’t do it, because it can help improve your life in every way.
So for 30 minutes, 5 days per week, you can improve all areas of your life?
Isn’t that just mind-blowing. But more mind-blowing is the fact that more people don’t workout but complain about being stressed, tired and over-whelmed.
Here’s my top 5 reasons to workout:
You are more in control of your emotions after a good workout session.
People don’t bother you as much. Family life is easier as you’re more patient. You feel more relaxed, capable and ready to handle things. Not only are you ready to handle things, you’re better equipped to handle them and will make better decisions.
You’ll sleep better.
You’ll become more naturally tired at a more natural hour. So rather than force yourself to bed at 11pm, you’ll start to get so tired by 10pm, that come 10:30pm, you’ll be so so happy to get into bed.
It can help you process upsetting things.
Whether they’re happening to you right now, or something from your past needs to be processed, exercise will help you work through these emotions, during and after a session. For some, myself included when I started out, it can bring up a lot of shut away emotions and feelings, which feels really nice, as you get to release a lot of stuff you’d been holding on to.
You’ll have something just for you.
Your own thing that’s not the kids, or your husbands, or your annoying neighbours. It’s a half hour, 5 days per week, dedicated to just you. Showing up for yourself is a really lovely feeling, and so is having something that’s all for you.
You’ll be healthy.
Really, you will. You’ll be more fit and strong. You’ll handle falls better, you’ll handle hormone changes better, you’ll be taking care of your bones, heart, muscles, really the list goes on, as you know it does 🙂
My goal when I write these blog posts is to help you, if you now, like I used to, struggle with taking care of yourself.
You are worth it, you do deserve it, and sometimes all it takes is for someone to get you to look at things in a different way.
Jessica Cooke X
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