Exercising is much more than just doing it to “look good.” Working out has empowered me in so many ways in my life. From boosting my self-confidence to feeling like a badass in the morning. After working out I feel like Superwoman. Definitely the adrenaline rush everyone should start their day with, especially if you are self-employed.
A year ago working out was not part of my lifestyle at all. I feel so happy to say that it does today! Fun Fact: at the end of December 2018 it will be year since I started working out consistently. This is a huge accomplishment for me! Prior to that, I always felt intimidated. More so like I didn’t belong at the gym. I was always afraid of losing weight and I already thought I was too skinny. So, adding the gym to the mix would make me disappear, right? Well, that’s what I thought. I have never felt more confident in my own skin than now. I love my body! Have I lost weight? Ahh no! Total opposite. I actually believe I gained a couple pounds haha.
As mentioned, exercising has boosted my confidence to a whole new level. Wearing a bikini and walking in a sport bra was always a struggle. Those reading might find this shocking.
I was so happy one-pieces were back in season because I was rocking them every time at the beach/pool. Now I look back and realize it was all in my head. Is my body really that much different? Mmm… a bit. Sure, I do have more muscles. I’m maybe a bit more toned, but not that big of a difference.
Do I feel lazy at times? Absolutely! I snooze my alarm at least once in the morning, but I still wake up. ClassPass has been one of my biggest motivators. Once you sign up for a class, you pretty much have to stick with it. If you cancel a class less than 12 hours in advance, you’ll be charged $15 per late cancel. Sometimes I tell myself in the morning “is this extra hour of sleep worth $15?” For a split second I say yes, then come to my senses and wake up. It might be worth the $15, but I know myself. If I do it once, I will keep doing it. Find what motivates you and keep at it!
Embrace your body and start adding the gym to your weekly routine. I honestly hope I never fall off the wagon, I love working out! I even see the difference in my productivity when I don’t wake up early to go to the gym. It’s impressive!
How does it empower you? Share your story with me!