Let's be honest... most people do not LOVE to exercise.  While I do enjoy exercise and often look forward to it, even I have those days when I lay in bed in the morning and try to think of some reason I can't today.

This is normal!

And most times I convince myself to just do it, and you know what?  I have never regretted doing my workout.  I generally finish feeling refreshed and energized.  The more I exercise and am consistent with it, the more I enjoy it.

Exercise is crucial to keeping your body functioning properly and to keeping you strong to avoid injury.  Many people focus on how many calories they are burning or even worse "earning a treat" because they worked out.  You don't earn dessert. You eat dessert because you make a conscious decision to eat it, not because you worked out.  Exercise is not a punishment to get good reward.

The reward is your health.

When you bring your health as the main focus for your WHY, it changes your perspective.  You exercise because you want to feel your best and because you want to care for your body.  When you eat and exercise to achieve health, all of those other things (like weight loss, etc) come along naturally.

Below are all of my posts on fitness.  I also have a page specifically devoted to Running if that is your interest.

Fitness Posts

Reaching Your Goals Should Be Fun

Finding Exercise Motivation

Guest Post: Harmonizing Good Health: How to Juggle Self-Care with Fitness

Get Walking for Good Health

Measuring Health & Fitness Progress

HipZiPP Review + Discount & Giveaway!

What’s New & 5 Things I’m Excited About

Book Review: Strong is the New Skinny

Sovereign State 5K Race Report

Weekend 5K Race Recap

Blending It Up with Fitness Blender

The Beauty of the Training Plan