5 Ways Your Workout is Making Your Life Easier
Ever have those days where you just don’t feel like it? Or maybe you ate beyond your comfort levels and felt the urge to go HAM on the elliptical to make up for all the calories you ate? I can vividly remember a time in my life where exercise felt like a chore or a punishment. I would often skip out on social events if it meant skipping my workout…not because I enjoyed exercise, but I felt that I had to.
Looking back, I believe I had an unhealthy addiction to exercise. Fortunately, over time, I have learned to love and respect my body, regardless of the outward appearance. I have learned to look beyond the scale by finding other aspects of fitness to help me own my strength and confidence from within.
Maybe you are still working on finding that happy place with your brain and your body, and that’s okay! I want you to know it takes time, but it is possible to get there, as I have helped many women like yourself find their fierce. In the meantime, check out these reminders of why you are so badass when it comes to your workouts.
You are happier and more optimistic. According to the American Psychological Association, "Usually within five minutes after moderate exercise you get a mood-enhancement effect." Do you ever find yourself angry headed to the gym, then afterwards can’t remember why you were even mad? Thank you #endorphins !!
You are more focused. As a result of increased blood flow, you are literally improving your cognition and other functions of the brain. This is why I am such a fan of morning workouts, as I swear it makes me more productive for the day!
You have more energy and sleep better. A doctor at John Hopkins reports that, “People who engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise may see a difference in sleep quality that same night.” The endorphin rush may give you a jolt of initial energy, however it will allow you to sleep better at the end of the day.
You are more confident aka fierce! You know that feeling when you master a new move? Run faster on your mile? Lift a weight you’ve never lifted before? Chances are you leave the gym with your head a little higher. This confidence slowly over time exudes into every area of your life because when we do hard things in the gym, we realize what we can really achieve. Click here to schedule your free discovery call to find YOUR fierce.
You are less stressed. Some research shows that exercise may be even more effective than medication in treating symptoms of anxiety of depression. You learn to cope with stress and negativity by this positive outlet, allowing you to take a calm and clear approach to things
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