~ treat yourself to a workout ~
What do you think of that phrase? What would you treat yourself to? A workout? Can a workout be a treat? Let me explain my thoughts. Simply put: YES!
My time is limited. I work full-time and I have a very active ten month old baby. When do I have time to workout? When he sleeps? In the morning? In the evening? What about all of my other obligations? The house, laundry, cooking, cleaning, the list goes on. You get my point. I’m busy. I’m not trying to toot my own horn; I know a lot of you out there are crazy busy, too. Even if you’re not slammed every minute of every day, you can still treat yourself to a workout.
I used to workout on an almost daily basis. I loved it. I loved everything about it. I loved challenging myself, getting stronger, improving my flexibility, running faster. I loved how it made me feel, both during my workout and after. While working out is not as big of a priority now as it once was, it doesn’t mean that I don’t have the desire. The desire is there, the time is not.
Most weekends are pretty laid back. However, if and when I do have someone watch William for just a couple of hours, I treat myself to a workout.
Most recently, I attended another Bar Method class. Since it’s a rarity that I actually do have a couple of hours to myself, I choose my activity wisely. Sure, there are tasks I could get caught up on, and there are some things that I would like to do (get a manicure, pedicure, and massage, specifically). However, treating myself to a workout provides numerous benefits.
Long term, it’s better for my health. It makes me happy. (Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Name that movie!) While I do short workouts at home, nothing can compare to a solid sweat session.
Thanks to Class Pass, I am having fun trying new studios and different workout classes. This weekend, I’m signed up for a yoga class in a heated room. Recap to follow.
My workout essentials for the day included my aluminum Class Pass water bottle, which I actually love a lot more than I thought I would. I normally drink out of plastic water bottles (which I don’t ever love using plastic), but aluminum keeps the water so cold! The new Detour Simple Salted Caramel Cookie Dough protein bar is fantastic. With 20 grams of protein, it’s an awesome post-workout snack. And I’m actually using my MizzFit socks as they’re intended instead of just bumming around the house!
Class Pass has it right with their motto:
// be active // be happy // be you //
How do you treat yourself?