Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2011
Don’t you just hate exercise and dread showing up to your workout? Did you therefore hire a trainer to alleviate the pain of showing up so that the trainer can be your sounding board? Well, this needs to shift and shift now! I find it very interesting how people focus on their disinterest in the gym when in reality the workout always makes you feel so much better. When you exercise, you release endorphins and when you release endorphins, you get to be in a happy state. I love being happy. In addition, you kick up your metabolism and even improve hormone production. Let’s top that off with the fact that your body becomes a metabolic fat burning machine if the intensity is right. Gosh, we can go on and on. WebMD.com states that the following benefits come from exercise: 1) it reduces stress 2) it wards off both depression and anxiety 3) it boosts your self esteem 4) it improves sleep and the list goes on…. So, let’s rewind for a moment….Don’t you just hate the action that causes you to be great? Don’t you just hate feeling great and having awesome levels of energy? Don’t you just hate having a fabulous sex life and being flexible after sitting for all day long? No, you don’t! You love all of this. So, I need for you to do this: Next time you feel hatred exercise, stop for a moment and ask yourself, well, if I HATE exercise so much, then why am I forcing myself to do it? Ask yourself, if I choose to walk away from the action of physical activity which you know will bring you fabulous physiological and physical benefits, will I be ok with living in a body that just doesn’t perform for me? Would I be ok living in the skin of a person who gets tired every day, feels like my feet are dragging through molasses with every step I take, or possessing a body that has aches and pains? This is certainly not a vehicle that I would ever want to drive in. When we hate exercising, we automatically convince ourselves that exercise is wrong for us. Exercise becomes punishment. Exercise becomes a chore. It’s torture. Do we need this in our lives? NEVER! It is therefore truly up to you to self talk your way through this necessary attitude change towards exercise. Repeat the questions above and verbally re-establish a new breath of love since the benefits of exercise far exceed your hate towards it. When something is this awesome, you miss out on a great life in not loving it!