Why Exercise?

I  exercise regularly.  Lately, I have been finding it more difficult to be motivated to go through my workouts.  I groan and sigh as I approach the gym.   The other day as I was stretching before starting a run, I asked a person who was nearby, why we bother to exercise.  Their response was stated almost as a a question.

Boredom?

I haven’t been bored in twenty five years.  That is not the answer.

Health, loose weight, look better, feel better, come on, I needed some motivation and boredom was definitely not the problem.

As I began to run my laps, (Kind’ve like a gerbil on a wheel, oh wait, that is the people on the treadmills!) it struck me why I exercise.  It is not because I want to lose weight, although I do.  It is not simply so that my heart will stay healthy, although that certainly is a good thing.  It is definitely not because I am bored, have nothing else to do, or that I think it is fun.

I exercise so that I can enjoy a better quality of life. 

I like the fact that as I approach fifty, I can still do almost any activity that I want to participate in, without fear of having a heart attack, or other physical problems.  (I say almost, because my sons, who are young adults,  tried to talk me into going to a mixed martial arts class with them.  I thought about it, and decided that it was probably not a good idea.) 

I enjoy good health and that contributes to being better able to enjoy life.    

That is why I exercise, for quality of life.

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