When I talk to the women in my life about the benefits of going to the gym, they all tell me it’s because, “I like it!” So I thought I would give them a little talk on the benefits of actually going to the gym.
The beauty and value of the gym is that it provides a multitude of benefits to you and your loved ones: It’s not just one thing, it’s a whole ‘nother set of benefits to your physical well-being, your mental well-being, and your emotional well-being too. What you do with your gym time can be as varied as you want it to be. Your body is a marvel of the universe that you need to get all that good stuff from.
The gym can be a tough place to push ourselves if we’re not up to it. I’ve recently realized that if I don’t push myself I will never get the results I want. I mean, if I don’t do the “work” I don’t get the results I want.
The thing is, I know this, but there are many reasons why we don’t get results we want. It’s because we’re just not really doing it. And that is the whole reason why we have our gyms. That is why we have the yoga classes, the Pilates classes, and the boot camps. That is why we read books, watch movies, and do the whole “mindfulness” thing.
I have heard that being a gym rat is like being a marathon runner for a really long time. But I have to tell you, this is not true for me. My running days are over and my bike days are here to stay. I run when I have the energy, when I feel like it’s a good idea. I run when I have the motivation and the physical strength. And I bike when my legs feel ready when I have to stop.
People who work out regularly and then go on a bike ride, or go to a Pilates class or the gym are doing some very good thing for their health. But we often don’t realize just how much these small changes in our life (like cycling or Pilates) can make a big difference. When I was in college (at least, in my opinion) I was running a few miles at least 7 days a week.
And that’s one of the reasons why I don’t feel good about most of the activities that I do. No one ever says “Oh, a couple of miles a week should be good enough.” No one wants to hear what I’m saying. I think that’s why people who have been on a lot of exercise programs, especially those who are just starting, often tell me they’re still not feeling good about things. And it’s not just me.
But the thing is, the average person has a lot of health issues, but they dont know why they are sick or what to do. The average person who is just starting out is not yet aware of all the things that they need to do to keep their health in good shape. We all need to come to grips with this and try to make it our goal to at least get us to a healthy level.
I know this is just a small segment of the population, but maybe it’s time we start to take a more proactive approach to keeping ourselves healthy. We need to make a list of all the things that we need to do, and then just do them. Sometimes the things we do for ourselves can be the things that make us feel better. Maybe not always, but at least some of them.
And if you’re like me, you need to go to the gym. It’s probably best if you take it out of the equation. I’m sure you’ve heard of exercise programs, but I’m sure you’ve also heard of people who “just” go to the gym to get some exercise. There are so many reasons why we could take a more proactive approach to getting healthy, and the most important of them is probably just that we actually need to do it.