Working It Out

1// Post run… never not in my favorite hat //

I just want to start this out by saying that I really have no official authority to speak on this topic because I’m not a trained professional, but it’s something very close to my heart, therefore nothing will keep me from writing about it.

So there’s this thing that some people love to do, some people despise just thinking about it, and some people don’t have an opinion on at all. My friends, this thing is called working out.

According to the dictionary, working out is defined as “bringing about labor and exertion,” although many people would define it as hell. It’s interesting that there are so many activities and options available to stay active, yet the action of thinking about exerting oneself can cause some to break out in a sweat. I want to change that… I want it to be something fun—because it is. Maybe that’s just the adventure speaking from within me, though.

Here’s the deal. There are so many studies and so many reasons stating why getting up and going to DO something is so valuable. And not just getting up and going shopping or whatever else, I mean getting up and going to do something that will make you work, and will ultimately leave you feeling satisfied and rewarded. This is my stance on the topic:

Comparison is such a big part of this whole process: self image, body image, self love, etc. Looking around at other people and envying what they are—or what they aren’t—isn’t a good reason to want to change. That won’t take you very far… Jealousy will only fuel the fire for a little bit. If you can walk into every workout, every endeavor, every activity focused on trying to be a little bit better than you were when you started, you’re going to go so much further than wanting to be like somebody else will ever take you. There’s no need to look around at what others are doing; do what’s right for you and what will help you improve. When you look at working out from this perspective—as a way to grow—instead of as a way to change all that you are, it becomes way more fun. It truly is exciting, and if you don’t believe me, you’ll just have to try it for yourself. xx

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