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Thursday, October 1, 2015

why I love working out

Remember that time in Legally Blonde when Elle says, "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't." Well, that's reason number one. Working out boosts my mood to another level. So, if you've been feeling down, go work out!

Let's say you really aren't a fan of your boyfriend, but you have a huge move coming up. You can't very well end things with the person who is about to move your furniture right? Wrong! Many men today aren't walking around showing their heavy lifting skills anyway. Lifting weights a couple times a week can help you gain independence and then you can do that shit for yourself.

I cry a lot. I would say, pretty much any feeling that I am having comes out as my crying: happiness, sadness, anger, whatever. And sometimes, especially when I'm pissed, crying can make me feel weak. Of course, sometimes you need a good cry. But trust me, I am seriously over doing it. So, it is nice when there is something else for me to channel those feelings into. Exercise makes me feel strong. Pushing myself when I want to quit, breaking records, achieving things that once were impossible, these things are not just about physical strength, but emotional and mental as well.

It is not a secret that regular activity will improve your confidence. Working out and being healthy just makes you feel good. If a good mood, independence, and emotional strength aren't good enough reasons, I would think that being hot totally is. If I'm being honest, "exercise makes you hot" was my immediate thought after I quoted Elle Woods.

Do you love exercise too? Why?


  1. With the phase I'm currently going through right now, I think I'm supposed to love exercising not for anything else, but myself. The first few steps are always daunting, but if it's been implanted in one's system, it's going to be easy-peasy.


  2. Ooooh, girl. I needed this post in my life today. I'm leaving for the Bahamas in 19 days so the gym and I have been getting pretty cozy. Also -- weight lifting all the way. I recently discovered kettle bells and I am so in love with them. ♥

  3. Honestly, I wish I loved working out- frankly I'd be thrilled to at least like working out, but doesn't seem to be in my cards...

    On a totally unrelated to working out note, I too cry when I'm angry. Used to especially come out when I had to have an argument with someone I loved or really cared about. Nothing is worse I've found than being so heated, angry & upset having an argument than crying while trying to get your point across. Totally makes the anger seem invalid & useless. Just my 2 cents on that matter...