How could this happen again?
I asked myself this question as I looked in the mirror after my best-friends wedding. Some pictures were posted on Facebook and I was HUGE!
I had already been down this road before and lost the weight but I let it creep back on me. On June 17th, 2013 I started back down the weight loss road, to date I’ve lost 152 pounds.
Has it been easy? Heck NO! I have felt a difference in so many areas of my life and even with my dream. If you’re going to chase a dream or live out your dream, I probably don’t need to tell you that exercise should be a part of the process. Why?
It gives you more energy
When you’re chasing a dream there are a lot of times when your tank is running far beyond empty. You have all the normal life stuff and this thing that consumes all of your free time. You need energy to push through and get it all accomplished.
Exercise gives you the energy you need. Maybe not when you first start but as you build up endurance, you’ll be shocked at how much more energy you have. As you keep building that endurance, (and dropping weight, if you’re trying to lose some) you’ll have more and more energy to keep going like never before.
It teaches you focus
When you’re running, biking, on a workout machine or whatever way you exercise, you’re focused on just that. If you’re giving it all you’ve got for that half-hour, you block out all the distractions and just focus on the burn.
Learning how to focus and block out distractions is the key to making your dream a reality. When you’re sitting there creating something, you have to ignore all the other temptations, social media alone can derail a potential productive day. Take that focus from exercising and transfer it to your dream chasing journey. (more…)