People tend to look at me like I’m crazy when I say I love exercise.
And I’ve had people tell me that they’ve TRIED to like it too, but they just don’t.
They’ve gone through the growing pains of starting something new and getting in shape, they’ve tried different types of workouts & it just doesn’t click for them.
So are they supposed to just suck it up & workout all the time simply because they know they should?
Eh, yes and no.
Realistically, no one is going to like working out EVERY single time they choose to do it.
However, we can train ourselves to like it more.
The thing about exercise is: it REALLY doesn’t have to be complicated.
If you start to think about exercise as simply body movement, your mindset towards a workout will skyrocket onto another level.
Think about it. What do you do when you wake up?
Do you yawn & stretch?
How does that stretch feel throughout your body?
Do you feel life starting to surge back into it?
Maybe like the hum of an engine revving up when you turn the ignition?
That’s a good feeling, right?
Okay, now what do you do?
Flex your toes as you start to walk?
There are so many sensations in the bodies we inhabit that we take for granted.
We overlook how GOOD it feels to be able to MOVE.
Not to overwhelm you with an overload of information to think about, but if you focus on the micro movements of each exercise you perform,
you’ll get better at the movement itself & this will prevent injury & help you get optimal results &
You’ll train your brain to thoroughly enjoy working out because you’ll have an appreciation for each action your body can do & how good it feels.
and the whole “chase the burn” thing: totally real.
It feels amazing during & after -
physically because blood flow= endorphins & mentally bc accomplishments & post blood flow also = endorphins
It may take a little mental effort, but it can be done.
You CAN learn to like exercise.
Do you have a favorite way to move your body?
Depending on the day, I really like yoga, running (especially trails), weight lifting, circuit training & kick boxing- so far
I wana try some new forms of movement soon though