Exercise Makes you Happy and Motivated


If fitness came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body. – Cher

It takes sheer determination to get your derrière out of bed to exercise, particularly first thing in the morning.  Eschewing exercise before noon means you may end up skipping it altogether. You know how it is. You arrive home exhausted after working exorbitantly long hours, and the last thing you want to do is exercise.  Watching TV and relaxing just sounds much more gratifying, but is it?

Those who think they haven’t time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. – Edward Stanley

Myriads of people solely exercise for vanity. They want to look good with and without clothes on.  On the other hand, others exercise purely because they know it amplifies everything – from happiness and motivation to confidence and energy levels.  Your brain wants you to perform physical activity.  It knows exercise reduces grumpiness, laziness and discouragement.

Molecular biologists and neurologists have begun to show that exercise may alter brain chemistry in much the same way that antidepressant drugs do – regulating the key neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. – Times Magazine                                                                                                                                                                         

For this reason, some doctors now prescribe intense exercise to those suffering from mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, and schizophrenia. If working out helps those suffering with mental disorders, imagine the results for those without any mental afflictions. Regret never comes after an exercise session. You’ll always feel a sense of accomplishment, especially knowing that you kicked those negative and lazy thoughts to the curb. You must eradicate these pessimistic and lazy sentences from your vocabulary:

  • “Ugh, I’m too tired to exercise today. I’ll just start tomorrow.”
  • “You know what? I’ll start on Monday.”
  • “Wait, why Monday? I’ll start on the first of next month.”
  • “Exercise is for vain people.”
  • “I’ve tried exercising, but didn’t see any results.” (Change your diet and/or exercise programme to see better and quicker results.)

Love not sleep, unless you want poverty; open your eyes, and you’ll be satisfied with food. – Proverbs 20:13

Exercise alters your personality – turning you into a new person.  A person who’s prepared to tackle on the day – A person who wants to improve their life and the lives of their friends and family.  – A person who will bring success into their life. 

If you indubitably hate exercising at the gym or outdoors than why not purchase an excellent workout DVD. That way, you can exercise in the privacy of your own home.  I highly recommend a fitness company named Beachbody for purchasing top-notch DVDs. They will change your life.

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states. – Carol Welch

Personally, I prefer burning calories at home over the gym.  I never enjoyed receiving stares from dirty old men or getting unwanted attention.  I wasn’t prepared to forego my usual light workout gear for frumpy and baggy clothes to keep prying eyes at bay either. Plus, the DVDs save you gym fees!

Simply walking for at least 30 minutes enhances and alleviates your mood.  However, only intensive workout sessions give you euphoria or extreme happiness,  so sweating and getting your heart racing is a must! Exercising 3-5 times a week exerts long lasting results, so you need to find discipline somewhere.

There are really only two requirements when it comes to exercise. One is that you do it. The other is that you continue to do it.  

– The New Glucose Revolution for Diabetes

In essence, you’re in control of your own destiny and mood. If you want happiness and change, you know what to do. So, please refrain from exercising if you enjoy being:

  • Lazy, dull, and lifeless
  • Stressed, disheartened and depressed
  • Moody, miserable and down in the dumps
  • Tired, apathetic and worn out

V xx

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  4. Leesa D says:

    Exercise is definitely my best cure for a bad mood! And I find the more I exercise the more motivated I am to exercise. Great post!

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