Why is it important to exercise every day? Because endorphins are tremendously powerful.
Moving my body every day helps me show up as the best version of myself.
There’s something about connecting to my breath and body first thing in the morning.
Both Jen & I know that exercise produces a ton of physical and mental benefits.
Creating the habit:
Getting into an exercise routine is a great way to work through emotions.
Exercise is also a great way to get focused and motivated.
It’s a gift that you give yourself; that is why both Jen and I prioritize it.
I feel more positive and productive on the days that I exercise; even if it’s just 20 jumping jacks.
However, through creating the exercise habit, I’ve learned a lot about myself and my Type-A tendencies.
For instance, both Jen & I have a tendency to push ourselves. It can be hard for us to listen to our body and take days off when we need to.
Through exercising routinely, I’ve become more aware of those tendencies and learned how to adjust my approach.
I’m much better at listening to my body now than I was 5 years ago.
I’m also much better at recognizing when I need to take a step back and switch up the type of workout I’m doing.
By working out consistently, I’ve seen both my mind and body get stronger.
It’s incredibly motivating to continue doing the work when you start to see the growth that results from adopting a consistent routine.
However, it’s not just about the physical benefits of watching yourself get stronger; there are also so many emotional benefits that a workout brings.
Moving your body helps you work through emotions and let go of stress.
What do you think? What benefits do you get from working out?
Share them in the comments below!