I went to the gym this morning and saw a fellow I hadn’t seen in a while. I greeted him and asked him if he’d been working out or if we’d just been working out at different times. Before he started coming to the gym he had a stroke and there are others there who have endured various medical issues such as knee and hip replacements, heart attacks, etc.
Im in a Facebook group for women runners over fifty and one for slow runners too! 😅
These women have taught me to celebrate and appreciate the fact that our bodies can do amazing things even into our older years.
This is a really good nugget of wisdom I picked up from the ladies in the running groups and it’s a great mindset to adopt for different areas of life:
We work our body because we love it, not because we hate it ! We keep moving and exercising to keep our bodies healthy and fit.
When you shift your mindset from exercise being a form of punishment that you have to endure in order to be comfortable and confident in your body
to this …
Exercise is what I do because I love and care about myself, want to run until I’m 90+, want to feel my best,
plus I absolutely love the way I feel when those after-workout endorphins kick in.
Getting in the car and going to the gym or lacing up my shoes & hitting the road becomes something I look forward to!
Having a LITTLE soreness in your muscles feels good and is so completely satisfying.
I wish that everyone who feels like working out is such a chore could make this mindset shift &
I wish I could apply this mindset to everything I do like cleaning 😉
is there something you have to motivate yourself to do?
Or that you need to develop a different mindset about?