As you all know, I read a ton of health and fitness blogs. And while the tips, pictures and workouts are all great-I just get the general sense that most people are not that excited about exercising.
I mean, I know working out is not like winning the lottery, but can we get a little enthusiasm here?
I think the main reason that I am pretty excited about any workout is because, a) I don’t workout everyday b) I don’t force myself to exercise when I don’t want to (note, that is different from mentally pushing myself.) c) because I can freaking do it.
Take for instance this past Friday, I woke up exhausted from my run/studying on Thursday. I was planning on checking out a 10am barre class.
However, I spent a few extra minutes in bed and my mom brought me some coffee and pumpkin bread. Before you all think I am a spoiled brat, I know that I am. I am lucky.
I spent the rest of my day at work training for a new position. My new job requires me to wear all black. I also realized that I don’t own that many black clothing items, what can I say?
I love my colors.
Unfortunately or fortunately I work right next to Panera. I have been enjoying many soups and salads for lunch and dinner.
Today, (Saturday) I had another opportunity to workout. My running group was meeting at 8 am to run a 5k. It was also 38 degrees at 8am, I considered going but running and being that cold did not sound all to enjoyable to me.
Instead, I slept in and went to the dentist with my brother, gotta love a dental practice with weekend hours.
Once I was done getting a minor cavity filled, I was free to decide what I wanted to do for my workout. I opted out of running for the gym so that I could do my physical therapy exercises.
I put on my favorite Pandora station and bounced along to some tunes on the crazy elliptical for 30 minutes. *with a super cheesy grin on my face* Yes, I am that girl.
I never remember to bring a lock for gym locker, so I end up having to get creative with where I stash my things. Oops.
I also spent some time stretching on the awesome stretching chair, and took a super awkward picture.
I finished up my time at the gym with some free weights, planks on a ball and some foam rolling.
This was not the most intense workout, however I was having a blast because I knew it was good for me and I wanted to do it.
For some people working out may just be a way to maintain a certain look and that is not a bad thing at all. However, being able to workout is something I will never take for granted and so I am going to get excited about it.
And I will do it on my own terms.
Do you get excited about your workout?