Getting fit has always been a constant issue since I moved to America. I have asked myself why that happens but honestly, I am not too sure. When I was still studying for my Bachelor of Arts degree at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, I met Kaitlyn a very good friend of mine. She was so dedicated to the gym life, I became jealous of that. She spoke to me multiple times of how going to the gym every day made her feel alive. She could be having a horrible day, but as soon as she goes to the gym everything goes away. I could tell that she was saying the truth because she was very fit and toned. After procrastinating for so long summer 2016 I told myself that all I have to make sure I workout at least 3 times a week.
All summer I kept that promise, and luckily I can say that was my most successful summer. I worked out a lot and it even helped me keep my grades up. I felt that I was starting to pay more attention to my body and also things around me. I was doing more reading and waking up early. I was pretty much felt very confident self. This feeling went all through till I traveled to San Francisco with my family and it all went south from there. From going to the gym 4 times a week, I started to go only 2 times a week. By the time fall semester started I only went to the gym twice in two weeks.
Now I am in New York city, all I can see every day is people running, jogging, cycling, and a lot more. I am inspired to start going to the gym again. After I was scammed I feel that I need to start up something to make me feel more confident in myself. I was looking up other reasons to exercise other than weight loss, and I found many interesting answers. There was an article written by Alexa Tucker for Self Magazine. She talks about the 11 amazing reason to work out that have nothing to do with weight loss. My favorite was No 6 where says, “exercise can also help you manage anxiety and depression”. Anxiety and Depression Association of America stated that It has found that daily exercise can help different anxiety disorders like OCD or Panic attacks.
I have started going to the gym, and I am starting to pay more attention to what I eat. I like to go on walks up and down the block. It makes me very energized. I even work out at home when I do not have time to go to the gym. I watch youtube workout videos. I have seen firsthand the result working out does to not just your body but your life as a whole. So go to the gym or just take a run down your street at least twice a week. You would be surprised the positive ripple effect it would manifest in your life.