I have been more in tune with my workouts lately. Is it because I am a few short days away from my first half marathon of the year? Is it because I have been training for the last three months? Is it because I am re-energized after my vacation workouts? I can’t pinpoint what it is but I have realized that my workouts make me happy. They are not something I just do anymore but something I want to do.
I feel great after a workout. If I workout first thing in the morning it puts me in a great mood for the day. If I workout at the end of the day I feel refreshed and happy when I am done, even if it has been a long day.
Just like I don’t want to miss a new Grey’s Anatomy, a new movie, a lunch date with a friend, a dinner date with my hubby, a fun day out with my kids/family etc. Workouts are a part of my day I don’t want to miss now. I look forward to doing them. Whether it is a run day or a strength day, I am always ready.
It hasn’t always been like this. I used to workout because it was on my to do list for the day and because I knew I needed to to be healthy. There are some days now that still feel like this but not often.
I am so happy that my mindset has shifted, that they are not just a check off the to do list. But instead a time I look forward too. A time for myself that brightens my day and makes me feel amazing.
I want to be in shape. I want to be healthy. I want to challenge myself and push myself. I like doing it. I am happy doing it. I feel good afterward. I am proud of my accomplishments and the goals I have made and met. I look forward to the goals I have yet to achieve.