I love a good workout. Well, that’s actually a lie. I should say I don’t particularly enjoy the workout itself, but I do love the way it makes me feel. That runners high that you get after some intense physical activity is the best feeling.
I started taking working out seriously in my mid-20’s. I did so many workout videos like yoga, pilates, workouts with weights, to body weight workouts. I then discovered Beach Body and started doing P90X, T25, and Insanity. I loved these so much!! There was variety every day, the workouts were super challenging, and I was seeing a change in my body.
I did these workouts for many years before joining a gym this past fall. I felt the need to get out of the house and do something a little different from working out by myself all the time. Working from home can get a bit lonely, and while I love being able to work from the comfort of my own home surrounded by dogs, I need some human interaction. Cue my new love for the gym!
It’s been a great way to switch up my schedule, get out of the house, and feel great! I decided to join OrangeTheroy Fitness. It’s hour-long classes that are fast-paced, difficult, and pretty fun.
I go in the mornings 2 to 3 days a week. It helps get my day started off right and I’m ALMOST always in a great mood for the rest of the day.
Physical activity helps to clear my mind, lifts my mood, gives me more energy, breaks up my day, and overall makes me feel better. Sure, the physical benefits are also great, but the way it makes me feel inside is much more powerful.
Every time I work out, I’m focused solely on getting through it. I’m not worried about random life things or running through everything I need to get done. I tend to struggle with shutting my mind off, so this is a huge benefit. Giving my brain a one hour break has done wonders.
Going to the gym is another way I like to push myself. Just like in my business, testing your physical limits has clearly had an impact on my life.
In the past, I always thought gym memberships were a waste of money. Why pay for something you can easily do at home for FREE? Now, I totally see the value in it.
On top of going to the gym, I supplement by going running outside, hiking, and long walks with the dogs. Getting outside is a different experience and is equally as important to me.
This has been a totally different post type than I usually do, but I felt the urge to write on the subject and I hope you’ve gotten something out of it. What’s your favorite way to get your sweat on? Comment below =)
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn
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