Exercise is hard work. It’s time-consuming. Your body aches. Why bother, right?
And yet there are reasons why people go to (and even sometimes love) working out. You know the ones, the people who can’t imagine life without exercise.
What have they discovered?
What motivates them to work so hard?
And what can they teach others about the benefits of working out?
You’ll feel awesome after you exercise. Immediately. Study after study confirms the direct relationship between exercise and an increase in feel-good hormones. Other research suggests physical activity can help manage depression. Even in the 1800s, Henry David Thoreau knew what was up. “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day,” he said. Both science and a great American poet agree: We cannot be our happiest without exercise.
Being stronger, leaner, happier, and more capable can make for a better life. Training increases your capabilities. Being more capable improves your self-confidence and your MOXIE.
Setting and achieving fitness goals help you set and reach goals in every other aspect of your life. The goal-setting/goal-accomplishing cycle is a learned trait. From a very early age, winners reinforce a simple idea. They learn that if they set their mind to something, and work tirelessly toward its accomplishment, the outcome will be positive.
Initially, these victories are small. But eventually, the accomplishments add up to something much bigger. The more you reinforce hard work with a positive outcome, the more you think of yourself as a winner. If we are successful at exercise, we can be successful at anything. Boom!
The people closest to you rely on your love, energy, and compassion. Mismanaging your body is a disservice to your loved ones.
Taking care of your body is the first step towards taking care of your relationship with others. Making time for exercise isn’t selfish. Making time for exercise is an act of generosity. The people around you deserve your best. The best version of you is a version that’s physically, mentally and emotionally strong.
It’s easy to see exercise as a chore. Consider shifting your mindset. Exercise is a blessing. Not only do you have the knowledge and the means to exercise, you’ve been given a mind and body that are strong. Your workout is a celebration of that. Mind, Body. & Core.
You’re going to be hard-pressed to find someone who works out just to feel better—they want to look better too. Looking better is a perfectly fine reason to workout—and it’s a strong motivator. Looking good = Feeling good.
In honor of our grand opening three years ago, we are throwing it back to MOXIE’s original membership offer. 90 days of unlimited MOXIE for 90 dollars per month. For more details, click this link. This limited time offer is available for purchase until Labor Day.
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