People often ask me, “What keeps you going?” or “How do you stay motivated?”. For me it is really the fact that I cherish being healthy and I love working out. Our bodies were NOT meant to sit on couches staring at glowing screens all day! Here are a few more things that motivate me:
#1. I do it to relieve stress. After the end of every workout I have a sense of calmness and well being. I let all my stress and frustration out on the weights and I gotta admit, it feels really good.
#2. I do it for my health. Exercising and eating healthy will develop a strong and healthy heart, reduce chances of developing cancer, prevent diabetes, give you great skin, and lead to a longer life. The benefits really are endless but feeling like you have more energy throughout the day is another plus.
#3. I do it to look better. For most of us appearance isn’t everything, but we still care about how we look. I believe a strong and healthy person just looks better. I feel that people who are healthy and fit show confidence and a sense of self accomplishment.
#4. Last but not least, I do it to be strong. If you have never done focused weight training before then you really are missing out. Training with weights results in a total transformation that you will feel and see after just a few weeks. For me it feels good to know that I can lift heavy things if I need to – and it’s great to see people’s reactions when I’m warming up with their max. ;P
There you have it, these are a few things that keep me going.