Julian Martinez over on Twitter made a really accurate tweet that I couldn’t help but agree with:
What I've noticed for myself is:— Julian Martinez (@julianeon) July 4, 2020
If I wait until I'm feeling bad it's too late.
The running/lifting weights is preventative. I don't notice it in the moment making me feel better, but if I do them regularly that results.
Mentally knowing that keeps me doing them, and going.
And he’s completely right! I also find that it’s a lot easier to stave off the ‘bad times’ by focussing on working out. Whenever I notice those feelings start to approach, if I focus on running or working out, it’ll go away. I don’t really tend to get those feelings when I’m heavily into working out, too.
But I think the concept goes further than that; if you have a workout routine, you’re also preventing a lot of physical health issues, too. It’s easier to not put weight on in the first place, than to have to try to lose it, for example.