HOW DID I EVER SURVIVE THE UPS AND DOWNS OF MY LIFE WITHOUT WORKING OUT??
I have found in the last year and a half that working out has become my vice. At the beginning, I thought it was running. Now, I'm starting to realize that a successful workout gives me the same feeling that a successful run always did. I am attempting to follow a few friends on their challenge of 100 workouts for the summer. With that mindset, I worked out twice today. This morning, I did an upper body workout, and tonight I had my favorite...Club Circuit!
The last couple of months have been especially trying. I found myself quickly falling back into old coping habits (food, food, and more BAD food), and it took a few weeks for me to realize what I was doing. Once I realized it though...I found out that my new coping habits (healthy cooking, a great workout, time outside with good friends) are much more satisfying than the old ones. Working as hard as I possibly can during a one minute challenge at the gym gives me the confidence that I can be successful at whatever I put my mind to...even if I thought it was impossible from the start.
I know I talk about working out a LOT (for goodness' sakes...this blog is dedicated to it), but I simply want to share what I've learned! I am someone that REALLY struggles with change. But this change in lifestyle has saved me.