I Don’t Want To Work Out!

Generally speaking… actually, scratch that! I never wake up in the morning thinking, “Man, I cannot wait to exercise today!”

What do I wake up thinking you ask…. well I’m glad you did!

  • I can’t wait to push the snooze button in 2 minutes… and then again in 7, and in 12 and. Wait a minute, I should probably just turn them all off now.
  • I wonder how many snapchat pictures I have from my sister?
  • When I have a kid, I am going to do the funniest and most ridiculous elf on the shelf poses!
  • I wish I liked coffee
  • I really think I’d be the first person to die in the Hunger Games.

I’m positive that is a pretty accurate representation… no shame here:)

So anyways… since I don’t pop out of bed in the morning ready and excited to exercise (especially not lately), I have to almost trick myself into exercising. And honestly, this is the worst time of year to have to trick yourself into exercising. Think about it… there is no chance I’ll be in a bathing suit this weekend or next, living in D.C. and not knowing anyone means I real don’t see people on a regular basis, and I don’t exactly L-O-V-E thanksgiving food so the chances of me over indulging are rare. So then, how am I pulling off this working out thing?

Well, I’ve kind of gotten back to the basics. I’ve been doing a lot of walking rather than running and am best friends with my hand weights lately rather than doing H.I.I.T. workouts.

It’s honestly been boring yet wonderful!

And quite frankly, I starting thinking. Mainly about why we work out… think about this for a second and give it a good and honest answer. If you weight was never to decrease, and your pants never fit any better, would you still workout?

Go on instagram and you will see thousands of pictures of women who have 14% body fat, defined abs and perfect hair. But what if that never was a possibility, what if you couldn’t reach your goals with exercise? Would you honestly, still take the time out to workout?

Sometimes we need a reminder to go back to the basics and remember just why we are doing what we do… so today, I have for you a list of 5 reasons that you should be working out and not a single one of them has to do with your weight and/or jean size.

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  1. Improves longevity – in other words, you WILL live longer!
  2. Helps to prevent bone loss (can you say good bye osteoarthritis and osteoporosis?).
  3. Protects you from cancer, heart disease and stroke.
  4. Improves quality of sleep, and quantity as well!
  5. Relieves and reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety!

 

So is it enough? It should be… for all of us. SO the next time you don’t feel like working out, the next time that run, walk or cardio workout DVD doesn’t seem appealing, take your weight and jeans out of it and think about the basics… think about your health and let that motivate you to exercise rather than your vanity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday News

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If it wasn’t for spell check, I would tell you that I tend to lose my patients when walking my dog due to her LOVE for practically yanking my arm off while running after squirrels, and that my heart breaks for all the sweet little premi baby patience at any and all hospitals and this heart of mine will probably always be broken for them. Oh well I guess, such is life!

But seriously, major thumbs up to the above quote.

I feel as though I can seriously relate to those 14 words in this season of wonderful life, and I am definitely learning that the better I act in this waiting game called life, the better I am equipped to enjoy life.

With saying all of that… where in the world have I been these last few months? Well, I can only kind of tell you that. But many more details are coming soon… very soon!

Let me quickly recap life a bit for you and we can go from there.

– I got married on September 6th of this year and life has been full since that day. It was a beautiful day in every way and although I am biased, I think someone should probably write a song about the amazing-ness that it was!

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perfection in my opinion

 

– Just days after, my husband and I ventured to Mexico for our honeymoon. We were planning on 2 weeks of nothing but bliss and that plan was derailed by a hurricane. It was literally a disaster and the result was self evacuation that took approximately 3 days and way to much money.

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all the palm trees just broke right in half

 

– Immediately after getting back from our honeymoon, it was time for me to officially move to Washington D.C. It is still very surreal to drive past the White House on my way home from a doctors appointment and I think people are nicer here than us “Michiganders”. Date nights are much more fun when everything is new and exciting, so my sweet husband and I are taking complete advantage of it!

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apparently I smile only in real life

 

– After applying for jobs for the last 2 months, I got a job offer yesterday that is pretty much my dream come true. Now before I go and word vomit all over you with all of the juicy details, I am going to do myself a favor and keep things to myself just in case things don’t work out. Because honestly friends, the biggest life lesson I have learned these last 6 months is that my plans mean nothing to God… I am very thankful for this truth.

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– I am currently working on the biggest project of my life, thus far! I hope there are many more to come like this and my little heart is bursting with joy and excitement. I cannot wait to share the news/details/changes that will be taking place but I know you are going to love them!

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So, with saying ALL of that, I’m sorry I don’t have more info for you about why I have been M.I.A. and what you should expect in the future… except that you will be seeing/reading more from me and like always, if there is something specific that you want me to research and tell you about, please let me know!