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By Emily Saunders
What’s your attitude like when it comes to working out? Are you one of those people who just LOVES to exercise and always feels better afterward? Or are you one of those who hates exercise and literally has to “make yourself” exercise?
I think more people fall into the second category. I’m not sure about you, but I hear a lot more people saying “I should workout” and “I know I need to exercise” than “I can’t wait for my workout in the morning”.
But. That can change.
I’ve seen it happen so many times. And the thing that changes first and most dramatically is the attitude. The why. The reason.
If your mindset around exercise is simply about trying to get toned, fit, smaller, or healthier then it’s likely you’ll continue to dislike your workout routine. Yes these are valid reasons, but if they are primary reasons they won’t help change your attitude. If you have a “have to” focus then your “want to” might not follow.
Let’s get specific. Let’s dive deeper. Let’s come up with a statement that’s all about YOU.
At Momsanity we consider exercise as a form of worship. It’s a chance to give God glory and surrender to Him as we do hard things and push our bodies that He has asked us to steward well. We can praise Him and thank him for the ability to exercise right in the middle of a burpee.
When we are exercising with the same heart that we put into singing our favorite worship song then things begin to change. It’s true.
It comes down to purpose. If the sole purpose of your workout is to lose 5 pounds to fit into your Spring Break bathing suit, then it’s going to feel like work. If the purpose of your workout is to thank the Lord for all He has done and for the strength that He is building within you physically, mentally and spiritually then over time it will begin to feel like an opportunity.
While nothing compares to changing ones heart and mindset around exercise, there are a few other things to consider when working toward enjoying exercise.