There are many truths that I've learned through working out, and trying to stay consistent with exercise and fitness. Here are a few:
- When I'm exercising regularly, I tend to make better food choices.
- I make those better food choices, as long as I am working out at the right level/intensity.
- My brain loves endorphins. I always feel so much better after a workout.
- Working out creates motivation to work out. I don't wait for it to appear like magic.
- My back, neck, shoulders, hips and knees hurt a lot less when I work out consistently.
- Music and exercise is a miraculous mood booster.
I have faith in the fitness process. I have been doing it long enough to know how things start to fall apart when I am not consistent, and I've been the recipient of the many gifts of the fit lifestyle.
But there is one thing I try to remember, when it's all seeming very routine, or too much of an investment of money or time. When my motivation is low and I can't find that inspiration I wish I had every day.
That one thing is: I don't get to know what my workouts are preventing.
But I have faith in the process; I trust in things unseen.
I am not pain-free, but I know that I feel so much better than I would if I didn't exercise.
I am not disease-free, but I know I am healthier now than I was twenty years ago.
I'm not immune to bad days, but I am so much happier than I ever was before I started on this path.
This truth is one of the driving forces that is my motivation. My inspiration. Fuel for empowered living. I may not get to know every possibility that I am preventing by working out, but I no longer doubt the powerful impact of exercise on my life.