Having some form of exercise in your life is important. I do my best to go to the gym at least three days a week. It’s helped me in many ways.
A good run on the treadmill serves the body and mind well. After leaving the gym, I have this boost of energy to carry on with my day. Before I started regularly working out, I use to get drained of energy quickly. I’d get tired from all the activities I was participating in. Exercising gives me the energy to keep going.
When I’m running, my mind isn’t focused on papers I need to write, club activities or a summer internship I need to get. My mind is focused on moving my legs. The gym can be the safe haven where you don’t need to stress about your day. Exercising takes my mind off the stress.
I’ve had days when I get frustrated, I then head to the gym. The moment I’m done, I figure out a solution to a problem. Working out often gives me clarity. Have you heard the saying that most problems are created in your head? We can often stress about what we think happened. Or we can stress about what we don’t have control over. Working out helps me to realize that things will be okay.
When I go from lifting 50-pound weights to 70 pounds, I’m proud that I was able to take on those weights. When I can increase my speed on the treadmill and I’m able to handle it, it gives me confidence that I can handle anything. The confidence that I get from the gym is in improvement. It’s in getting faster, in getting stronger.
Is there one particular exercise that you love to do? Or have you tried but are having difficulties sticking to it?