I did the Dipsea stairs and ran some of the trail this morning with a good friend of mine. We had climbed the stairs, ran up behind the houses and popped out along Panoramic Hwy. As we crossed the street and started down the trail she remarked that this was the best way to start her day. She is one smart cookie 🙂
Which brings me to my post for today.
Work, family, kids, even our parents require our attention and can be stressful. The juggling of schedules, getting someone somewhere on time, planning and making meals or at least arranging for a pizza to be delivered, it’s a lot. It’s stressful and tiring. Which can lead you to feel overwhelmed, exhausted and not in the mood to workout. I see it all the time.
And while I can’t change your circumstance or make your life less stressful, let me provide something to help change your perspective. Because it’s all how you frame it.
Ok ready? Here it is. Let your workouts be the least stressful and least draining part of your day.
Think about it. Your workout at the gym, run along the trails or awesome boot-camp class is “you” time. It’s not about your kids, husband, groceries or work projects. You don’t have to think, or plan, or stress over bills.
You move your body, get an endorphin rush and wham-o are ready to tackle your day with gusto. Stress, life, family will be ready for you when you get back.
And while your workout may not be “enjoyable” while you’re in the middle of it, how you feel when you are done will be worth it.
Now go run!