Thanks to an extremely generous friend, I was given a 6 month membership at the most amazing gym in the city. (It was actually his remaining time, but he recently moved back to the states so I gladly received his leftovers.) I have gone for the past two days, and while its been great to get back into shape, its also exhausting me.
Here’s the thing. I’ve never been one to work out (or exercise for that matter). All the exercise I get is usually from playing sports or doing physical activity that I don’t consider “exercise”. When people say they exercise to relieve stress or to calm themselves down I was usually the one who would balk at it….
….BUT I am finding that it IS helping me unwind. I have been stressed out lately for various reasons, and before my Rhodes trip I had some rough going. I found that after each time at the gym, I have felt less stressed! Ummm, I’m not in tip-top shape and I come home immediately dropping on my bed until the shower warms up, but overall its really helping me.
Soooooooo, my question for everyone today is this: Do you exercise or work out and for what reasons??? (And does it help?)