Working out has become such a huge part of my life. I genuinely enjoy making time for the gym and look forward to my workout(s) of the day. As I’ve mentioned many times, I follow Kayla Itsines BBG. The BBG helps me stay on track and holds me accountable to a consistent work out schedule— I try to go to the gym five to six days a week. If I can’t workout six days, I double my workouts to make sure I keep up. Dedicating six days a week to working out requires a lot of my time but since I love to do it it’s not difficult for me to make time for it.
There are so many reasons I love working out. Here are my top 5 reasons why I love it so much:
- It puts me in a better mood: Working out puts me in a better mood. If I’m having a rough day or I’m just grouchy I have the BEST workouts. I play some aggressive music (LOL) and let go of all that negativity. When I’m working out all that’s on my mind is my workout, it’s a nice break from everything else going on in life that might be stressing me out.
- It’s good for your health: This is an obvious one but I’ve never been so aware of my health and the importance of taking care of your body. There are so many things I want to do and I want to be around for as long as possible to do them.
- It boosts my confidence: Working out boosts my confidence. With health benefits comes the physical benefits. In high school I had the worst self esteem, and lacked any confidence. Since I started working out I’ve never been so comfortable with myself. Yes, the most important thing is taking care of my health but my clothes being able to fit better is also a plus.
- It’s challenging: Since I’m a naturally a competitive person I get bored quickly. I’m my biggest competition and need something to constantly challenge and push me.
- It keeps me motivated: I’m a very organized person and like to have a plan for everything. Having a schedule keeps me motivated. Don’t get me wrong, I have days where I struggle to get out of bad but I always feel good once I finish. Have you ever said to yourself after a workout “Wow, I wish I didn’t workout” ? No, because even on the days you lack motivation you’re thankful you did it once you get through it.