Despite the fact that I’m always saying how much I hate running, every now and then I get the urge to give my cross-trainers a break and strap on my running shoes. Yesterday I got one of those urges and it hasn’t left.
I was really surprised, actually. Usually when I decide to jump on the treadmill after a VERY long break, over a year in this case, I struggle at first. This time though, it felt like I hadn’t ever stopped running. Not to mention, I felt like a champion—totally empowered. In fact, today, after I warmed up with a 15-minute straight run, I did a half-hour HIIT on the treadmill. It was awesome—thanks to my regular fitness regiment, I’m sure! Yes, I actually enjoyed running.
Staying in shape is so important. It goes beyond wanting to fit into the Roberto Cavalli dress you’ve been lusting after, to really just making the most out of your life and getting to enjoy it—being happy.
You also have to enjoy your workouts, if you want to make the most out of it. Find workouts that kick your ass and give you a sense of self-empowerment. Additionally, fitness is as much mental, as it is physical. Having a healthy mental fitness while you physically train yourself, translates into other areas of your life. How you speak to yourself, matters. Maintain a well-rounded healthy lifestyle, and you’ll find yourself not only taking on challenges without so much as blink, but also constantly finding new ways to challenge yourself.
The point is, get in shape, stay in shape, and be unstoppable. Not to mention, by taking care of your fitness and health, you save yourself avoidable trips to the doctor’s office, and hundreds of dollars on antibiotics and whatnot. If you want to do it all, and have it all, you’re going to have to ;).
BIG LOVE & HUGS