The Value of Exercise

Sorry about my sporadic blog posts. My blog is one of  five big projects I am currently working on, so bear with me. I promised you guys I would update you on my weight loss progress from my last post titled " Battle of the Bulge". Its being 2 and a half months since I started a vigorous workout regiment/healthy eating and I couldn't be any happier. My clothes fit better, I have so much more energy during the day, but most importantly, my confidence has gone through the roof. One of the biggest challenges so far has been not letting the scale dictate my success. Those of you who struggle with weight, understand this all too well.

 I recently attended a workshop on the value of exercise and the speaker talked about "Compressed Morbidity" and lets just say, my whole perspective on exercise and healthy eating changed. Compressed Morbidity is the idea of minimizing the number of years that a person spends suffering, while maximizing the total number of years they live. This means that you can live to an old age until you start experiencing a decline in health. This idea has completely changed the way I look at exercise and I am definitely a different person when it comes to exercise and eating healthy today, than I was two weeks ago.  Every time I workout now, I look at it as compressing my morbidity and creating an enjoyable life into old age.

One question you should ask yourself is " am I doing everything I can to compress morbidity" ?

Here are a few things I have changed about the way I exercise in the last two months:

- I try to workout first thing in the morning. Anytime after that seems to be too difficult, especially with my crazy work schedule.
- I have picked one thing that I love doing at the gym; running and  I have made a point to run 4km 3 times a week. Runner's high is AMAZING!
- I have found a workout partner, who goes to the gym with my a few days a week. Knowing someone is waiting for you at the gym is all the more motivation to show up.

Do you guys have any tips for staying motivated.?

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