Why I Exercise

My Goals With Exercise

One of the major reasons I exercise is for my future health. I recognize that exercise can help me stay flexible and healthy in my older years. I am happy that I workout now so that when I am older working out won’t be as hard for me. I want to be that senior citizen that my neighbors see biking and running around town. Unfortunately, there are some circumstances in life that I may face that could prevent me from running forever or dancing till I am 100. I just focus on what I can control. I do what I can right now to make my future life better.

Working Out for Appearance

When I first started working out I was 14, and wanted to look skinny. My goal was to look like the people I saw on television. I figured I would just stop working out when I looked skinny. At 22, I no longer look at working out the same way I did at 14. I definitely workout to look good but I also now workout for the reasons I stated in the previous paragraph. I recognize now that exercise is something that will be a part of the rest of my life. I would like to lose 15 pounds, which is something exercise helps me with. I am currenlty at a BMI that is healthy and if I stayed at the weight I am now for the rest of my life I wouldn’t complain. However, I recognize that my metabolism will get slower as I age and I need to prepare for when that happens. I think my best me would be 15 pounds less than what I am now. I want to be a bit more toned and to feel like I have strong muscles. The hardest part about losing weight is changing my diet. I currently eat very healthy, however my portion sizes are too big.

The whole point of this long post is that my journey of losing 15 pounds will come up on my blog. I want to use the blog to help me stay accountable in losing weight. I am going to create a page that focuses specifically on the progress I will be making on this journey. My choice to lose weight is my own and I do not preach or state that other people need to lose weight. I love myself at the weight I am now and I am sure I will love it just the same when it is 15 pounds smaller. 🙂

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