I work out at Gold's gym every day, except on the weekends and I appreciate this sign next to the door every time I enter. There are so many days when I just do not want to be there. I'm tired or have other errands to run. I have a thousand other excuses not to be there. But it is truly a priority to me. Like brushing your teeth. It may not be your favorite moment of the day, but it feels great once you finish and in the long run, you sure are glad you did it.
My new obsession is the Centergy class. It is a mix of yoga and pilates and it is done with the lights dimmed. The music is peaceful yet invigorating and I've found my strength and flexibility improving each week. I try to get to that class twice a week because it rejuvenates my soul (I know that sounds so intense) but it is...almost spiritual.
I have such respect for my husband who rocks his 5:30am workouts, because 5:30am is just too early to be rolling gigantic tires across a gym, running sprints, and squatting more than I weigh, but it makes him happy. As for me, I can barely pull my toddler out of her crib and shuffle into the kitchen to start the coffee pot at 5:30am.
I guess ultimately, it's about figuring out what works for you. Working out isn't supposed to control your life, it's supposed to help you take control of your life. Obviously, I am Moderation Mama, so you know where I stand on things. There should be a balance. Are you truly living your life to the fullest if you spend 4 hours a day exercising? But on the flip side, fitting in a healthy lifestyle should be a priority because it affects every. single. aspect. of your life. If you are making unhealthy choices all the time, you will feel it in everything you do. It will affect your mood, your relationships, your health, and ultimately your happiness.
So remember, it's not about a number on the scale or even the number inside those skinny jeans. It's about taking care of the vessel you've been given so that you can truly live your life to the fullest. Because remember cue song, Baby you're worth it.
How do you make wellness a priority in your life?