We Forget How Good Exercise Makes Us Feel

Over a period of four months, my weight went up. In the Summer, I lied around, eating Cool Ranch Doritos, and eating Starlight Mints. I got hooked on cream sodas also. I did not think anything about it until I finally weighed myself a few weeks before Christmas. My weight has never been higher in it’s life. I won’t dare say a number, but it was astonishing.

I started going upstairs in the loft on the stationary bike, finding it hard at first. I thought that there was no way I could get used to this. It never occurred to me that I would get stronger and be able to continue, but I stayed focused, and within a few short weeks was able to go to a half hour. Sounds pathetic, but you have to start somewhere. In another few short weeks, I will be able to go an hour.

When I get off the bike, and feel good at the motivation, and feel shocked at how bright my eyes look, my sugar cravings are less, I wonder why I did not do it sooner.

We see exercise as this chore that cannot possibly have any rewards, but it’s not true. We forget that we will surprise ourselves throughout the process, and be amazed at what we can and can’t do.

I noticed the key to having the motivation to keep going, is to have tunnel vision. If I think about what workouts I am going to do, and plan it, and strongly set my mind to it, it stays in a zone, and very little can break it. You have to think about working out, get yourself psyched up to do it, and hold that thought continually. It becomes second nature within a short period of time.

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