Fitness has a therapeutic power. When I’m working out the world stops. Nothing else matters. There’s no boss, teacher, kids, wife, bills, etc. All that matters is the workout I’m doing. You have the choice of what you want to do. You can lift weights or do some sprints if you want to release some pent up energy. You can do some yoga if you need to cool down and de-stress. Working out is a form of self-expression just like singing and painting. As a form of self-expression, fitness gives you the extra strength necessary to get through your daily routine. I once heard the phrase “expression is the opposite of depression”. How can you be depressed when you’re doing something you love and have an outlet to express your emotions? Fitness is life saving.
Fitness has a transformative power as well. The confidence you gain from overcoming physical challenges can be transferred to other aspects of your life. When you can move past your comfort zone in a workout and do something you never thought you could do, it opens your eyes to the great things you can do in other aspects of your life. Whether you suffer an injury or fail on a lift, you have to continue your fitness journey if it’s something that means a lot to you. This is a metaphor for when you face adversity in life. A lot of lessons that you learn in your fitness journey apply to life as well. Regardless of how you do it, working out will help you be a better version of yourself in all aspects of life.
” Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart ” – Gene Tunney