Make Working Out a Priority
It’s not easy to make working out a priority. How many times does someone make a new years resolution and bail on it, one month later? But here’s why it makes sense to create the space and make the time to prioritize workouts even if you are busy.
When you exercise, your brain releases endorphins, which intensify your ability to connect with others. It explains why those we share fitness friendships with often feel like a tight community. Endorphins help strengthen ties to individuals we’re not related to, which helps us build extended families and important social networks that help stave off loneliness and social isolation.
Remember the Why
You started to workout for a reason, so continuing to make working out a priority is essential. It could have been a physical or emotional reason. It could have been a health factor. Let your workout be your “me time”. Focus on yourself for that block of time, whether it is 15, 30, or 60 minutes. Be in the moment and allow yourself to enjoy your exercise time.
It’s a process
Life doesn’t always match up with a consistent workout schedule. And your body doesn’t always cooperate during a workout. It’s ok. Take the long view. If you have to do 15 minutes instead of 45 because that’s what is in the cards that day, do 15 minutes. You kept the momentum going, and committed yourself to make fitness a consistent part of your schedule.
At the end of the day, if you have carved out time to be healthy, you are winning. It doesn’t have to be a marathon or intense. Find your sweet spot and stick with it. It’s not always easy when you look for adapted fitness options, but there are companies and platforms out there. You can join us or any other of the great options to help hold you accountable, but also make it easier to work out. Sometimes you just need an outlet to use without stressing if it works for you.