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Don't Wait to Be Inspired, Start Now

Don't Wait to Be Inspired, Start Now

I can not tell you how many times I encounter people who say, "I'm happy with the way I am right now, but I am sure I'll need to start working out eventually." While I am all for enjoying life while you can, I will say that it is A LOT easier to integrate an exercise regime into your life when you're happy with how you look and feel, rather than when you're doing it because you need to lose the weight (health and/or aesthetic reasons).

Exercising can only better your life, no matter when you start it. Since most people wait for a reason to exercise such as: Suddenly realizing they're overweight, having the doc tell them they have to for health reasons, wanting to lose 15 pounds to fit into that bikini. I won't even go into the bad reasons I've heard. Ask anyone who's had to hit the gym because their doctor told them it was that or Type II Diabetes -- Not so fun. This pressure makes getting active stressful rather than enjoyable. However, if you start now and make it part of your life, you may actually start to enjoy it. Gasp, I know, but it's been known to happen. Start small by adding a weekly walk (or jog), yoga class or even a trip to the gym, you won't regret it.

So even if you're happy with the way you look and feel, why not hit the gym? It can only make you feel even happier and better.


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melda melda 9 years
yes i hate going to gym because of too many thin girls there that i used to be one of them and in just one year look at me horrible! and it was getting worse that i decided start workouts at home
murdock99tx murdock99tx 10 years
TOTALLY agree. I run or bike almost every day of the week now, and since I became consistent at it, my mood overall has improved & stayed better, ever since. Exercise is such a blessing! - LM
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 10 years
I totally agree. Exercise makes me feel better about myself, no matter what the reason is behind doing it. I always feel proud of myself afterwards for doing something good for my body.
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 10 years
i too have depression/anxiety and exercise really helps me feel happier. not to sound like a scientologist bc sometimes ppl need meds or other forms of therapy. but for me, exercise has REALLY made a difference in how i feel.
I started working out with my mom (god help me), and I feel better! After a week, I could see the fact that i'm starting to tighten up! I just hope I don't get addicted to exercising.
amiemoos amiemoos 10 years
I completely agree. Once you start exercising, you immediately feel the benefits and for me, it was only a hop, skip and a jump away from getting addicted!
rachelbojangles rachelbojangles 10 years
I've suffered from depression for years and when I started working out I felt happier. I would go for a walk everyday for about an hour. The sunny weather in the mornings made me feel good. My skin looked great a glowy. My reason for postponing exercise is exhaustion and boredom with running. I wish I had a running buddy to talk to.
bizzybee bizzybee 10 years
It wasn't until I nursed 2 older relatives in my family that I realized how much the body you have in later years is determined by what you do in your younger years.
tchan01 tchan01 10 years
You go Fitsugar ;-)!
Chickonspeed Chickonspeed 10 years
Definitively ! I used to postpone doing exercise until I'd be thin :-/ first, it was a bit hard (confronting oneself with the "oh! my ! how could I get so fat ??") ; yet as weeks go by, my body feels better, leaner... Now, I need earning more cash in order to buy all the wonderful fitness DVDs I found on amazon ! ;-)
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