We’re taking a food break today to talk a little bit about exercise.
When I say “exercise” what do ya’ll think of? Your first thoughts were probably not “SO MUCH FUN!” am I right? Today I want to change that conception.
I fully believe in regular exercise to keep you body and mind healthy BUT I also think exercise should be an enjoyable experience. I find too many people get caught up in doing what they “should” do and then don’t try other things that they may enjoy a lot more. For example: I hate running. I used to run. A lot. BUT, I dreaded it. I hated absolutely every single moment of my life while I ran. I always heard about that “runners high” that you get after a good, long run but I was too busy hating my life to experience it. I was just always under the misconception that I needed to run to be the healthiest Taylor possible. Then, I found weight training and fell in <3. I mean, there are days that I just don’t feel like doing it, but I usually love every minute of it.
What I am trying to get at here is that you should try a lot of varieties of activity until you find something that YOU enjoy. Don’t keep doing what people tell you is best. Maybe you have been wanting to try a Zumba class, but you feel like you shouldn’t because someone told you that it isn’t ‘hard’ enough, and you need to lift heavy stuff and sprint like a crazy person to see results. But, exercise isn’t JUST about getting results physically, although that definitely plays a part.
It needs to be something that actually nourishes your mind and gives you enjoyment. I guarantee you will get more results from doing something that you like than doing what you “should” do, as it’s actually something that is maintainable if it is enjoyed. Doing something that you hate will only burn you out and there is a good chance you’ll quit. It’s hard to get results from something that you aren’t doing right?
So, I just wanted to encourage you to try things. Live life. Enjoy being active. You don’t have to dread it. I promise you, if you just branch out, you will find something that you love.