Two Lives, One Lifestyle

Motivation… by Kelli
May 4, 2010, 10:31 pm
Filed under: Kelli, Motivation

Yesterday, Gina over at The Fitnessista talked about motivation.  It got me thinking about why all of us exercise.  Everyone in the healthy living blog world talks about how they work out, where they work out, and how often they work out.  But what I want to know is WHY we work out.  What makes you get out of bed when the alarm goes off at 5AM just to go get your sweat on at that morning spin class?  What makes you get on that treadmill or elliptical or join that kickboxing class after a long day in cubicle hell instead of going home and pigging out on the coach in front of “Friends” reruns?

I have not always been the healthiest person.  Binging and purging, going days without eating, or pigging out for hours without even realizing what was going into my mouth are some horrible pastimes of mine.  When I was partaking in all these activities, my body was nothing more than the vehicle that got me from A to B.  Now that I am living a healthier life I am astounded at how strong my body is and how it constantly surpasses every expectation.  As I crossed the finish line on Sunday morning, completing 13.1 miles with the greatest of ease, I realized WHY I exercise.  I exercise for those moments when I cross a finish line, or experience a runner’s high, or even do something as simple as complete a spinning class without sitting out on a set of sprints.  I exercise for those moments when I can say “Wow!  Look what I can do!”

Of course there are all of the extra health benefits and they are good motivation too. 🙂

Why do you exercise?

Regular Programming to Return Shortly by Katie
May 4, 2010, 5:32 pm
Filed under: Katie


Pretty accurate life description right now, except I don’t play much frisbee….

I might post some really short clips but my time is very, very limited right now!  I found out some bad news this AM about my thesis project and I’m trying to work my butt off to make it all better soon!  When was the busiest time in your life?