Happy Monday everyone! Nothing is better than when a Monday rolls around and you can say “What a productive weekend I had!”.
This is not one of those Mondays for me.
I had a pretty lazy weekend. I did manage to spend some good time with some good friends, hit up our indoor winter farmers market, do some cleaning, got in two amazing workouts (including a phenomenal run) and watch the Oscars. However that about sums it up!
My man however had a productive day of snowboarding. He and our good friend hiked to a peak where they had 360 degree views. He was kind enough to take some pictures for us 🙂
I got asked an interesting question from a friend recently. She asked why I was working out so much and why I didn’t spend my time doing other things. I found this to be an incredible question since to me, it’s more of a a why wouldn’t I question. However, it really got me thinking.
First off, “working out so much” to her means something completely different to me. If I had it my way, I would be working out much more than I am. I typically get about 45 minutes in each day, and would love to improve on that. I find it difficult to stick to my running schedule due to weather (we have snow AGAIN this morning) since I quit my gym. There are always excuses. That is far from “too much” in my opinion though.
My answer though?
I exercise to clear my mind; it’s really the one activity that calms me and makes me forget about all my stress for the time being.
I exercise to stay fit and treat my body well. It helps me to appreciate my body when I do spend a lot of time hating it.
I exercise to feel good! To get the high from accomplishing a run I never thought I could do. To finally get the hang of snowboarding and be able to go with friends. To have fun! It’s a full mind body connection.
I exercise to get myself outdoors. I believe we as humans are just supposed to spend time outdoors! Working in an office setting, there are days the only outdoor time I get is walking from my door to my car. I hate these days.
I exercise to stay healthy. If I am so concerned about what I put in my body, I should be equally concerned about how I treat it. I am equally concerned about how it looks, however I truly believe that if exercising would never help me lose weight, I would still do it.
Why do you exercise? If you don’t, what makes you feel good about yourself?