WHY DO WE EXERCISE?
Since Quest is a Pilates Studio, clearly we deal with fitness. My thought for today is: why do people exercise? What makes them “do the thing” you know? That thing that we call active lifestyle. Well I can’t certainly answer for everyone, but I can certainly put my reasons out there.
Originally I did it as an outlet, a fun outlet. After, it became a way to have an income while doing what I loved. Exercise for a while was even and obsession. Eventually by finding Pilates and even Yoga, fitness became a way of healing. So, at different points of my life I’ve had different reasons. And, oh yes, I can’t avoid saying that yes, exercise was a way to stay looking a certain way.
One reason though is behind all of these, the one that I can’t deny, is how I feel because of exercise. Some days its release what I feel, others is a heighten awareness, others irritation at the fact that I am not doing enough. I even feel guilty at times because my mind is racing “there are other things you need to be doing!!” But regardless of how I feel while I am exercising, I always feel glad that I have done it… what about you?