While I was flipping through the latest issue of Oxygen Magazine yesterday afternoon, I came across this beautiful quote from Cameron Diaz:
I bought Cameron’s The Body Book over the summer (and it’s fantastic!) but I haven’t finished it yet. This quote is like my entire fitness journey summed up into one sentence. Maybe it’s something you can also relate to?
The way I see it, I am not usually excited to workout. I was in the beginning and I definitely get excited some days but more often than not I really have to convince myself to get started. I have to constantly remind myself that I workout because I love the way it makes me feel. I know it’s making my body stronger and while I’m focusing on my muscles and my heart rate during a workout, those feelings of strength are moving to other areas of my body making my entire self stronger.
When I started working out I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I never understood how people could stick to living a healthy, active lifestyle. It is not easy but once you begin to realize that there’s so much more to it than just your muscles getting stronger, somehow it makes it a little easier. Strength is a good feeling and it’s something I lacked in so many ways during my teens and early twenties.
Who knew putting one foot in front of the other at a moderate pace or picking things up and putting them down could have such an impact? I know I didn’t, but I’m so glad I gave it a shot.
I still have my struggles and I’ve never been perfect in my journey but I’ve learned that when I’m feeling down it’s probably because I haven’t worked out in several days and that gets me right back into it… until my next hiccup happens. :)
Q. What do you think of this quote? Can you relate?