My reasons for working out on a regular basis are wide and varied, but when I put pen to paper cursor to word doc, these 5 reasons rise right to the top:
1. So I can eat all the glorious, olive oil brushed, prosciutto laced, cheese stuffed paninis from adorable, affordable, accessible new French places in town that I want!
Some co-workers and I hit up Tartine…an adorable, affordable, accessible new French place in town…for lunch today, and the Prosciutto Panini I ordered was so crispy, I’m certain they heard my first bite down in Texas. I must know how they do this. These are the things that keep me up at night.
2. See #1.
3. For my physical health. Gotta’ keep the ol’ ticker and other vital organs in tip top shape.
4. See #1. For my mental health. I’m not a running is cheaper than therapy! type person, but you can’t argue with a feel-good flow of endorphins brought on by a good sweat sesh. Self made medicine, for the win!
5. So I don’t have to wash my face before bed. It’s true. Having to wash your face before bed is seriously the pits, but if you workout in the evening then take a shower – voila! – no splish-splashing when you’re half asleep at 10pm later that night. Sometimes it’s all I need to think about to push myself into that workout I’m dreading…
Like tonight, for instance. Oooo, that sandwich at lunch was absolutely mouthwatering, but definitely heavier than what I usually devour around noon on a normal day. When 5pm rolled around I was absolutely dragging – feeling heavy and lethargic.
The thought of hunching over the bathtub scrubbing my face in 5 hours, inevitably getting my hair, t-shirt and bathroom floor soaking wet, proved too much to bear though, and was just the push I needed to get out the door for a 4 mile run on the trail.
It was slow, but it was good. And HOT! I don’t think I’ve told you, but we have been rocking 80 degree weather here all week. The Midwest likes to keep you on your toes like that.
What is your #1 reason for working out?
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Your blog post was great. It should be a way of life so we can enjoy all the delicious foods on your blog. btw, hate washing my face at night too.
Jessica Jann 12.09.2012
Well put! Think thats why I workout too! and, I plan to do more too now!! THANKS. LOVE UR BLOG!
Sarah K 11.09.2012
I just made this and it is delicious! Thanks for the recipe!! It tastes just like thanksgiving! :)
I’ve been reading your blog for past couple weeks and I love it! Also, my number #1 reason for working out is to be fit, because after fitness comes so much more! :)
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Great post! I agree with the reasons you chose to workout and stay healthy. One thing I’ve found to be extremely helpful and useful as a supplement to my current diet/exercise plan is Fullbar (www.fullbar.com). Not only do their products help you lose weight, they also help you maintain your weight loss.
I guess my main reason for working out is that I love to eat treats too, and that I want to lose weight. And I love the feeling of endorphins too! Gotta love those.
Another reason for me working out is I’m getting older, and pounds tend to stick around longer than they used to when I was in my twenties.
Have a great day!
Jess Jann 05.22.2012
HAHHAAHAH :) your so honest! And keep up the good work!!!
This recipe looks amazing! I wish I had your motivation to work out! I eat what I want which is nice and still have a pretty fast metabolism, so I am okay for now, but I am approaching my mid-20’s and its slowing down. BUT… I HAD to comment on the face washing thing! I HATE washing my face at night! It gets water everywhere and its just annoying. I think I will try the working out thing at night…
Kristin, you’ll have to explain the “washing the face” trauma you endure, honey. I don’t get it. Your bathroom looks the equivalent of Washing a Cat when you’re done? You lean over a Bathtub? I just KNOW we’re wild-and-crazy here in Cleveland, but I just lean over a sink with a wet washcloth, gritty scrub (yum!), and the warm water running.
WHAT’S UP?? :D
I m making this! I have an acorn squash in my fridge now-perfect.
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