100 Reasons/Motivation to Exercise

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Posted: 10 Apr 2012, 07:32
A friend emailed me this list this morning. I'm not certain where she got it, so no copyright infrigement or anything intended here...

Either way. I plan to add one of these to my journal everyday to help motivate me to move it move it, and I thought I'd share in case it helps any of you. GOOD LUCK!!!

Because it makes you feel confident
Because it helps you get stronger
Because exercise helps combat depression
Because you'll feel proud of yourself
Because you have goals you want to reach
Because you'll feel bad if you don't
Because you want to move forward, not backward
Because it burns more calories than not working out
Because it improves your heart health
Because you want a great butt
Because it prevents diabetes
Because you want to be a good example to your kids
Because you want to feel good in your clothes
Because it reduces your risk of cancer
Because your body was made to move
Because you want to be an athlete
Because you want to look better
Because it lifts your mood
Because you want to stand taller
Because it reduces back pain
Because it feels good
Because it makes you feel accomplished
Because you spend most of your day on your butt
Because swimsuit season is always coming
Because strong is the new skinny
Because dieting only works so much
Because it strengthens your bones, too
Because it helps you lose weight
Because it allows you to eat more food
Because it's the best way to spend "me" time
Because it helps you de-stress
Because it's cheaper than therapy
Because you want a strong core
Because you want to take care for yourself
Because you take pride in your body
Because it strengthens your legs
Because it helps your clothes fit better
Because you want to push yourself
Because you are capable of more than you ever imagined
Because moving your body feels good
Because it keeps your mind sharp
Because it helps you beat belly bloat
Because it helps you sleep better at night
Because it gives you energy
Because you want to stay healthy as you age
Because you want to look younger
Because you want toned arms
Because it improves your balance
Because it burns off last night's dessert
Because it boosts your immune system
Because sweat is sexy
Because you want to live longer
Because you want to get better at your game
Because you want to catch someone's eye
Because exercisers earn more money
Because you're more likely to eat better when you exercise
Because you want to shave time off your running pace
Because you want to breathe easier
Because you want to see the scale drop
Because exercise improves your sex life
Because you are worth it
Because being fit makes everything in life better
Because you promised yourself that you would
Because you deserve a better life
Because it'll help you drink more water
Because you want to do real push-ups
Because it reduces your health care costs
Because you'll miss fewer days of work
Because you want to create a new future for yourself
Because it'll help you like what you see in the mirror
Because it'll makes clothing shopping more fun
Because you want to look and feel incredible
Because exercising can be fun
Because it'll give your skin a glow
Because it's a good way to spend time with your friends
Because it'll help you prevent the middle-age spread
Because it reduces your blood pressure
Because you don't want to let yourself go
Because you don't want to squeeze into an airplane or rollercoaster seat
Because it strengthens your spirit
Because it's a cheap way to entertain yourself
Because you'll be able to reward yourself
Because you need a reason to wear those new workout clothes
Because you're tired of being tired
Because not working out is not going to get you very far
Because it's a great way to spend time outside
Because you made a commitment to yourself
Because you're tired of starting over
Because there will always be another wedding, vacation or reunion
Because you're not a quitter
Because it improves your cholesterol
Because it boosts your metabolism
Because it prevents age-related muscle loss
Because if you can do this, you can do anything
Because a fit body is a healthy body
Because it beats sitting on the couch
Because everyone has at least 10 minutes to spare
Because you want to be stronger than your excuses
Because not working out isn't working out for you
Because the only workout you ever regret is the one you skip

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Posted: 10 Apr 2012, 08:14
I love these! I can already say that I am already feeling the effects of at least half of them! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted: 10 Apr 2012, 22:39
The best one is "because sweat is sexy" LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted: 11 Apr 2012, 04:33
love it and have copied it for my notes in case I need some good reasons for the next workout.... Thanks x

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Posted: 13 Apr 2012, 12:06
I'm stealing these as well. Thanks for sharing!!!!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!
Philippians 4:13

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Posted: 13 Apr 2012, 12:23
Thanks for Sharing xx Definetly have this list close by my PC Smile
Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.

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Posted: 13 Apr 2012, 12:26
Absolutely love this list!

Someone who is busier than you is working out right now.
There will come a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.

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Posted: 13 Apr 2012, 12:48
That's a lot of good reasons!
“What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.”

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Posted: 13 Apr 2012, 14:05
Great reasons! Thanks for sharing.

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Goal Weight: 140 lbs.

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Posted: 13 Apr 2012, 14:41
Thanks for sharing this list!
"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be". - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Posted: 16 Apr 2012, 10:49
Now THAT is motivation! Smile

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Posted: 07 May 2012, 12:04
I love this list. I REALLY needed this today. Thank You!!
Once you forgot what you are worth......You forgot what you deserve!

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Posted: 07 May 2012, 13:20
THe last one is so true! The only workout you every regret is the one you skip.

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Posted: 07 May 2012, 14:00
Because you're worth it- that says it all. We are ALL worth taking the time each day to take care of ourselves.
- Natalie

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Posted: 07 May 2012, 15:36
Great list Smile

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Posted: 07 May 2012, 16:00
I will own a few of those

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Posted: 07 May 2012, 19:57
i needed that today...really. thanks!
I earned every pound lost

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Posted: 24 Feb 2013, 14:41

I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.

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