I'm going to be completely honest with you. When I first started a fitness program, I did it p
urely for aesthetic reasons. I wanted to look better. What made me stick to a fitness program though was how it changed my lookout on everyday life. I noticed that fitness gave me a better sense of calm. I had control and was emotionally aware when I had a regular fitness plan.
This all started 15 years ago. It changed my life.
Here are my top 5 reasons you should MOVE your body regularly:
1) No more Debbie Downer.
When I look back at my thought process BEFORE I had a regular workout plan, I had a glass half empty outlook. I had 'bad days' and got grumpy if one little thing went wrong. That one little thing meant the whole day was going to suck. And, you know what happens when you start off with your mindset like that? The whole day does suck!
2) Say goodbye to victim mentality.
Along with Debbie Downer taking a permanent vacation, victim mentality took the far back seat in the theater. In fact, it may be in the lobby of the theater. What I mean is, I started to take ownership of my life and how I wanted my life to be better. I KNEW that I could make changes to make my life better.
3) Hello, goal digger!
This goes hand in hand with saying goodbye to victim mentality. Lots of other small things in my life started to change, because I now felt confident setting and reaching goals. I developed better habits all because I had a regular workout routine (like making the bed every morning).
4) I instinctively eat better.
My body naturally started to crave healthier foods when I started working out regularly. Part of that came down to me being mindful of what my body craved. Eating something heavy just made my whole body feel heavier.
5) ZESTFUL VITALITY!
This is by far my favorite side effect (and also why I chose it as a business name). Working out, along with other changes that naturally fell into place, gave me boundless energy. Can you imagine having energy throughout the day plus the sense you can accomplish anything? It is the BEST feeling. It's having that zest for life, that deep gratitude of loving life to its fullest.
For me, all of these outweighed not moving and having that zest is addictive. Once you have it, you want to maintain it throughout life.
So, where do you start? I'll be talking about that next. After all, we're all different and what may be someone's favorite fitness routine may feel like torture to someone else.
Until next time... Nikki xoxo
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