The Hard, Long, Rewarding Road

Ever since I started dropping weight almost eight years ago, working out/exercising/being active has been part of the equation.  I haven’t always exercised consistently, but eventually I return to it.

Here are some reasons I normally return to being active:

  • The superb feeling I get after breaking out in a sweat.
  • Gaining energy for the rest of my day.
  • Mental flow – It helps clear my head and stay focused.
  • Keeping my weight down (some of you might feel this should be number one, and sometimes I do too, but it’s not).
  • Enjoying the outdoors, especially in Utah.
  • Keeps away the winter blues.
  • And I could go on, and on, and on…

So then why do I make excuses to myself not to work out 50% of the time?  The first answer that comes to mind is I’m somewhat lazy, that’s just the truth of the matter.  But after thinking about it for awhile, I would say the real reason I argue with myself about exercising or not is that not exercising is the easy way out.

So many times I want the easy way out of many things.  However, taking the the more challenging, harder path helps me out in the end, helps me grow in different ways, and helps me achieve my goals. 

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