Monday, November 14, 2011

The Truth About Working Out

It's hard.
It's inconvenient.
It hurts sometimes.


It gives you energy.
It boosts your mood.
It makes you healthier.
It helps you lose weight.

I can't lie. I've been a bit of a Debbie Downer the past few days. I'm feeling very discouraged, depressed, and just generally not great. 
I was sick last week.
We missed out on a house I was in love with.
I haven't been losing weight.
I'm broke.
All these things have been bringing me down, and I just don't want to get out of bed in the morning.

But, this evening, I made myself hop on the stationary bike while I was watching TV after work. Sure, it isn't as much of an ass kicking workout as hitting the gym for a cardio class, or even lifting weights.
But it was enough.
I finished and I felt a bit better. I did some chores. Took out the trash. And was cheered up a bit.
Clearly my fat ass isn't going to be 10 pounds lighter after my half hour of pedaling, but it will boost my metabolism a little. And if I can remember how much better I feel after a workout, I'll do it more often. And then I WILL start losing the weight.

That's all.

1 comment:

Turtles and Pearls said...

I love this post. I've been struggling to have motivation to work out recently and you're SO right about all of this.