”I felt like if I didn’t run then I didn’t get a good workout.”
When it comes to exercise, one size does NOT fit all. We read magazine articles about models with “sculpted” abs and “toned” thighs who do XYZ for exercise, and the majority of readers then rush to incorporate that regimen into their own. Not long after, however, the dislike of the exercise sets in, and it’s soon forgotten. It’s a trap many fall into – myself included.
While I’m all about reading articles for motivation, I’ve realized the harmony of finding your own exercise routine and actually ENJOYING it. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about? The quote that “somehow physically exhausting yourself can be the most relaxing part of your day” seriously is true – if you enjoy what you’re doing. Exercise is beneficial for your body and your mind. It’s not a punishment; it’s using your body in a way that shows you’re appreciating what it can do.