For many busy people like myself, finding time to squeeze in a workout is very difficult. Most of the time we are running to school and then to work or from work to home to our families. It never seems like there is enough hours in the day to get in all the homework/paperwork and also exercise. I find myself having to choose to write a paper or go to the gym. I feel as if I am having to compromise doing something that makes men feel good and happy for something that I am forced to do, such as going to work or studying.
After a long day, it can be hard to find motivation or time to squeeze in a workout. What I have come to realize, is it doesn’t always have to be that way. When most people think of the term “working out” they think of something that has to be two plus hours long. This is not the case. Working out for me is all about doing what your body needs. For some people this might be a long weight lifting session at the gym but for others it is only a quick run/walk around your town.
The whole point of exercising is doing it because you want to feel good, not because you feel as if it is something forced. Whenever someone makes something forced in your life, it is going to make you not want to do it. Think of it as studying for a test, because you know you have to do it, you are NOT wanna do it. But then in the other direction, you can think of it as going shopping, because it is not forced, you are then more inclined and want to do it. When I think about the term “working out” I think of it as something I look forward to because of the happy feeling I get afterwards from endorphins being released.
It is important that you are not working out because you feel forced from the pressures of society. It is something that is meant to bring more joy and happiness to your life than stress. The more you begin to focus on yourself and your own personal health/fitness goals, the more you feel good and motivated. It may be a slow process at first, but don’t give up. Find 10, 20, 30 minutes in the day that you can dedicate to better yourself and your soul. Do it because you want to, not because you have to.
p.s. taking the time to better yourself each and every day will greatly improve not only the body, but also the mind.