Each of us has our reason why we work out, why we spend at least an hour at the gym or running around the oval every other day just to get tired. We all have our motive why we keep on enduring a minute of abdominal planking, a hundred of jumping jacks, and other challenging workout routines that we keep on doing in exchange of a sore muscle at the end. No pain, no gain. The long undulating cry of people who worship exercise and physical fitness.
Most of us consider workout as a physical exercise that is important in developing and maintaining our physical strength and ensure that we achieve the maximum health. However, we tend to ignore the painful effects of every aching muscle and joint we obtain after working out. Spending some time working out and trolling the gym as my past-time, I have met many people from different walks of life, and from them, I have realized that exercise too has its own broader emotional reasons.
From All Walks Of Life
I have met people who chose to divert their heartaches through exercise and bounced back into having new relationships. I also encountered this lady who has been body shamed by social media then started to work hard to achieve body goals which she ultimately made. After several months of relentless training, she became a better version of herself.
Also, there was the couple I got along with and found out that the husband does not want his wife to feel insecure about her body after giving birth, so to make her happy, he accompanied her to the gym and helped his wife regain her confidence. Lastly, sharing a cup of tea with a senior couple who have been doing a simple exercise, made me realize that no matter how old or young we could be, exercise could still fit in our lifestyle.
Knowing someone who had been spying on her boyfriend because of seeing another woman made me see how much love can push us to our limits.
The joy of seeing a family going to the gym together and witness how much they value spending quality time together.
The contagious laugh that a group of friends shared with each other as they endure three-minute planking has helped me appreciate the importance of choosing and keeping people who will inspire you to become a better person.
Finally, knowing myself even more. I have come to understand myself more that despite being single, there are still beautiful things that I should be thankful for, and these are the experiences that life has blessed me with. The experiences that made me realize how cruel life can be if only we take our grudges into it, and how amazingly beautiful it could be if we appreciate every little thing in life.
I realized that as human beings, we have our ways of diversions and we often bury our emotions into exerting physical activity. True enough, exercise helps us clear our mind and calm our senses despite the physical soreness it brings.