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Why Do I Hate Working Out?

You’ve started “working out” a million times. You’ve had countless gym memberships. You can never keep it a long-term thing in your life.

I’ll never forget the first mile I ran freshman year in high school. I had never run a mile on purpose in my life. It was the most grooling 12 minutes of my life. I didn’t even know what a good time for a mile was. And I labeled myself right there as not being a good runner. 

People don’t like to do things they don’t think they’re good at or feel like they don’t know what they’re doing. Or they get discouraged easily because you don’t see the results you want within your minds time frame. 

When we try something for the first time and it’s painful, really hard, or confusing, it’s typically not stored in our minds as something we want to do again. Then you have that road block to overcome every time you try to make exercise a part of your life. It’s inherently there even if you’re not conscious of it. 

What am I getting at? Working out is more mental than it is physical. It’s getting passed the mental aspect of it being “hard”. Its throwing away the negative self talk road blocks you have in your mind when you think of exercise. If you could just pick one thing and work on it and actually see the progress, it makes all the difference!  Do a push up challenge for the next 30 days. Start at your max and up it by one everyday. By the end of that 30 days, you will be stronger. That is the coolest feeling! Something you did, you put an effort into and you’re stronger because of it. And it’s a guarantee! How many things in life are a guarantee? 

Did you know one pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories while at rest? If you gain 10 pounds of muscle your resting metabolic rate jumps by burning 500 more calories per day just by living. That’s huge!

The more you work out, the stronger you feel, the more knowledge you gain, the more confident you are in what you’re doing. Fitness is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. I’ve been working out for 5 years and I’m still learning. But I’m worlds stronger than I was 5 years ago and can do things I never thought possible.

Unless you have a Dr’s note saying you shouldn’t work out, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Get your body moving. The benefits are endless. 

4 Comments

  1. Memories For Tomorrow on April 3, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Well of course in reading the title of this blog I had to click on it. I tell myself that I hate working out so I don’t. Off and on in the past, I have worked out and realize that over time as you mentioned I get stronger and leaner but something happens and I quit right when progress is in my grip. I don’t know why I sabotage my efforts every time. Right now I REALLY need to start exercising consistently to lose weight and for better health. But goodness the thought of me giving up again stops me from starting I believe. But your post was very inspiring and I will start again. Great Post!

  2. Memories For Tomorrow on April 3, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Well of course in reading the title of this blog I had to click on it. I tell myself that I hate working out so I don’t. Off and on in the past, I have worked out and realize that over time as you mentioned I get stronger and leaner but something happens and I quit right when progress is in my grip. I don’t know why I sabotage my efforts every time. Right now I REALLY need to start exercising consistently to lose weight and for better health. But goodness the thought of me giving up again stops me from starting I believe. But your post was very inspiring and I will start again. Great Post!

    • Mommy Truth on April 3, 2019 at 8:48 am

      Girl I SO feel you!! Life happens. I typically workout almost everyday, but I’ve been so sick the last two weeks and haven’t worked out. It makes you feel like you’ve missed out and feels hard to work it back into your routine. But doing it makes you feel so good! I’m so glad this was a motivator. Go girl????????

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