8 Reasons to Getting Moving NOW

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Happy Hump Day!

Today’s we’re going to share with you 8 reasons why you should be exercising and moving your body.

I don’t know about you, but I know that I can use a boost of confidence daily. We have so many stresses in our lives that it’s hard to feel on top of the world 24/7. However, when I’m training regularly and my energy is up – I feel great and now that I can accomplish anything that I set my mind to. Whether its making a deadline at work or it’s making it to yoga class on Saturday morning, when I’m working out regularly I’m on top of my game.

This is an obvious one, but an overlooked benefit. Who doesn’t want to be strong? For women, we’re sometimes intimidated by this benefit because we’re afraid we’re going to “look manly” or “get too bulky”. I’m here to tell you that it’s not possible for women to bulk up like men without the assistance of serious supplements. SO DON’T WORRY! You’re not going to look like Hulk Hogan. Don’t you want to be able to run around and play with your kids without getting winded? Don’t you want to be able to go hiking with your significant other without getting tired. Don’t you want to be able to carry 2 or even 3 bags of groceries from your car without your arms falling off? Don’t you want to be able to say that you can do “real push ups”? I know I do!

We all know the feeling we get when we workout super hard and go home feeling exhausted yet glowing with pride. I never regret working out, ever. But I always regret it when I sit on the couch and don’t do anything when I know the weather is beautiful and I should be outside doing something awesome. The temporary discomfort that we feel during the workout is totally worth the results we get. Remember, the discomfort is TEMPORARY. You are don’t going to die, even though you might think that. Pushing yourself to the limit is the only way to see what you’re body is capable of. Don’t be afraid – your body can do amazing things if you just allow it to.

There’s not a lot out there that’s sweeter than the feeling on accomplishment; the feeling you get when you conquer a goal and see the fruits of your labor. I know it’s hard in the beginning to get started because it’s overwhelming, but the simple act of just showing up to a yoga class, or to bootcamp is all it takes. It’s your instructor’s job to help you with the rest of the process. All you have to do is commit to sticking with it! Commit to NOT GIVING UP!

I’ve never met anyone who’s said “I like being fat and unhealthy.” It may sound harsh but the reality is that being healthy comes with a price. That price is committing to what it takes. Eating well and exercising takes time and planning, commitment and dedication even when it’s inconvenient or frustrating. Do you want to live a long life? Do you want to see your kids grow up and play with your grand children? Being healthy isn’t something that happens over night or something that you can buy – it’s a lifestyle. Are you willing to change your old life for a healthy one?

Don’t you want to be around for the ones you love? I know I sure do! Eating poorly and not taking care of yourself is an act of selfishness. There are people that love you and depend on you. If your body goes out on you because you didn’t have the gumption to take action, that’s on you.

The pursuit of happiness is something that everyone is constantly looking for. I guarantee that that people who exercise regularly are happier than those who don’t. When you feel good about your body, when you have increased energy and strength, when you can do things that you’ve never been able to do – there’s no way you can’t smile about that!

We all have stress in our life. For some of us it’s our work, for others it’s our home life. For other’s we may feel like our whole life is a stress bucket. But exercising releases a variety of chemicals into the brain like serotonin and endorphins that aid is stress relief. People who take even 15 minutes to get up and move their body feel better on average than people who don’t do anything at all.

With these reasons, you have NO excuse to not exercise. Even if it’s only 30 minutes a day. Something is better than nothing. We all have to start somewhere so don’t compare your start with someone’s middle. Don’t worry about what other people are doing or what they can do. Focus on what you can do right now and what you want to be able to do in the future. That’s the most important thing.


Keep on keepin strong,


Coach Colleen