Not everyone likes to workout. To some, it’s as enjoyable as getting a root canal. To others, exercise is just a necessary evil. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?”
Finding Your “Why”
Finding a reason to workout goes beyond just aesthetics and looking good in a swimsuit. Exercise, building strength, and increasing stamina enables you to participate in a million different activities without pain or too much struggle.
Picking up a heavy box requires the same body mechanics as the deadlift. With good form and adequate strength, that task becomes simplified. The other day when I was pulling weeds out of my garden and lifting the hose (which is kinda heavy), I realized that if I didn’t workout, that small task would have been significantly harder.
Another “why” could be your mental health. For many, exercise is a huge stress reliever. It also builds self-esteem and confidence. When you conquer a hard workout or hit a new PR (personal record), you feel on top of the world.
Or you could simply just want to have a long, active, pain free life. You want to play with your kids, participate in sports, go on hikes, bike ride, or live & enjoy life.
Maybe you haven’t figured out your “why” yet. And that’s okay! Sometimes it’s an ongoing search. The most important part though? That you never stop looking.
Written by GUADS staff member Angelina