Even When Working Out is Hard it’s Easier

I woke up with a headache this morning. Meditating for an hour didn’t relieve it. I seriously debated going back to bed instead of going upstairs to workout.

But I have practiced thinking about all the reasons I do want to work out so much that it was pretty easy to overcome this little hump of resistance and workout anyway.

I reminded myself that:

  • I will feel better after working out. (And I did!)
  • My full day will be a lot more fulfilling if I get my workout in.
  • I have more energy and a better frame of mind when I work out.
  • I love the health benefits of working out.
  • I want to be fully present and engaged in everything I have planned today—writing this blog, writing an article, coaching clients—and that will be so much easier if I work out.
  • I love the results I get from consistently working out and building lean muscle mass.
  • I love being authentic in encouraging others towards optimal wellness by practicing it myself.

There is no doubt in my mind that if I had dwelled on the headache and all the reasons I didn’t want to work out that I would have hit the bed for an hour and would still be trying to achieve full consciousness. All day I would have been struggling to keep up and it wouldn’t have been fun.

While you are feeling good, think about all the reasons you do want to work out and eat healthy foods. Dwell on how good working out and making good food choices feels. Visualize the kind of day you want to have. Practice this thinking consistently so when working out is hard, you have the energetic momentum to keep moving towards who you truly want to be.

Together we can do it!

2 thoughts on “Even When Working Out is Hard it’s Easier

    • Exercise is the number one thing you can do for ourselves to relieve stress. I don’t think there are many situations more stressful than being laid off. Way to go on using exercise as a tool to help keep yourself going when faced with such adversity. You are a wonderful example for us all! Thanks for the comment and for sharing!

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