I just realized the other day that amidst all my self improvement, positive energy type stuff that has been going on recently, I’ve actually been neglecting to work on any real physical improvement.
In the past I was really into working out and went to the gym a few times a week. I wasn’t really in a happy place in my life for much of that time, and really the only thing I had going for me at that time, in terms of what was making me happy, was my consistent workouts. I was getting a bit of a confidence boost as a result. It was part of my identity. Working out wasn’t just something that I did, it was part of who I was. And of course, it made me feel good because of the endorphins that are released during exercise. But more importantly, I had the identity of someone who exercised.
As it always goes, I ended up getting busy with life. Work, travel, personal stuff, and the gym eventually gets put on hold. I’d miss a workout here and there and think “oh, it’s not that big of a deal,” and it got to the point where missing workouts almost became a normal thing. After all, when you travel, you can’t always find a gym. And if you’re staying late at work one night you might have to miss the gym. These things happen.
Unfortunately for me, they started to become regular occurrences. Eventually a month went by where I hadn’t even been to the gym once, and it didn’t even bother me.
I had lost the spark, and I knew something was missing from my life.
Around this time I began my inner transformation so to speak (positivity and such). I found that I was becoming a happier, more confident person.
But recently, the urge to get back in the gym has struck. It’s almost like my body was telling me “hey, you need to wait until your mind has caught up and is in a healthy place.” And I really feel that way, now. I used to be negative, then go to the gym and feel a bit better, and then go back to being negative. But I don’t feel that way anymore, and I think beginning to work out again will only provide a further boost both to my mood and as well as my overall well-being. So I ordered a pair of cheap trainers that you can see online if you click here and am going to start hitting the gym again.
It’s amazing how over the last year or so, while attempting to be more positive, I’ve become more sensitive to negative people, sometimes even to the point that I can’t even stand to be around them. But that’s a whole other story!