Why I exercise?
Well, I started exercising a few years ago, because my former boyfriend said I should, that wasn’t a good reason at all. And guess what, with this wrong mindset, also my body was in a not so good setting.
But now I must say, I exercise because I love to be strong, powerful and love to feel my muscles. The feeling of an energetic body, lifting things easier and most of all a strong mind makes working out so important to me. Of course I also like the effect it has on a optical point of view, but in particular the mental health is what keeps me going. I have many reasons why I love working out, some of them I already told you in a recent post and I must say, these points have not changed. I need my workout for my back and also for having an all over good feeling about me. When I stop working out, not only the pain comes back, also my anxiety, but that’s a whole other topic.
Exercising should be a part of the life in a way that makes you happy and healthy at the same time, for me that means doing my home workout 3 times a week and maybe going for a fun every now and than. I love to exercise by myself, be with me and my body and enjoy the time off. Before I started studying I always went to the gym four times a week for about 1,5 hours. That’s not what I’m into anymore.
Now I feel more flexible with fitting my exercise in, when I simply lay out my mat and start my computer and workout. Sometimes, when I’m really stressed out and my mind doesn’t won’t to slow down, I put a 20 minute meditation after my workout to shut off all the thoughts that stress me out. It really helps to keep me calm and also focused for the day.