Make a Positive Impact on Your Health with Exercise

Sandra CampilloWell Being14 Comments

Have you ever been to the gym and got such a good work out in that when you were done you felt like a new person?  Remember that feel-good feeling that made you want to keep going back?

Sadly, those emotions are short lived for most.

By the time the next day rolls around, you’re already developing that discouraging self-chatter in your head making all kinds of excuses as to why not to go back.  Then go on to put it off for the next day, then the next day after that, and so on, only to find yourself falling in the comfortable stage of just chillin’ on the couch and watching TV.

As time passes, everything other than exercise takes priority, even those of least importance.  How quickly that feel-good feeling is laid to rest.

Until one day you eat something that makes you feel like you’ve gained 20 pounds (this is usually after an accumulation of fatty foods across time, but this one just brings you to your tipping point) or you realize that your favorite outfit no longer fits like it used to.

What happens next?

You are back at the gym again but this time maybe for more than one day with potentially day two making its way around and possibly day three.  Just enough to make you feel better about yourself only to go back to repeating the same old toxic habits.

Sound familiar?

I know because I used to be that way.  It’s what happens when you let life get the best of you and you let your mind fill up with all kinds of excuses.  If this is you, then you know that exercising has a way of bringing the best feeling emotions out of you while making you feel like you are on top of the world which is why when you find yourself feeling unhealthy, you want to get started again and why so many always want to start exercising or join a gym come the New Year.

Why is that?

Because when you exercise, positive changes begin to take place…

Your confidence levels rise 

Your self-esteem increases

You see yourself and your body in a different light 

Your energy levels skyrocket

You have a more positive outlook on life

 And so much more…

You see, when you exercise, your body is affected by certain chemicals and hormones like dopamine and serotonin.  These are chemicals that are released in the body during exercise.  These chemicals play a role at inducing a positive mood and produces that feel-good feeling of overall vitality and well-being all while reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and minimizing the effects of stress.

Exercise and nutrition are the best medicine for your mind, body, and spirit. Don’t you agree?

Engaging in a daily exercise regimen is one of the easiest ways to boost self-confidence and create a lasting, positive impact on your health and overall well-being.

It’s never too late to get started, you just have to find what motivates you and get moving.  Exercise classes and studio type classes are huge motivators for me.  There are all kinds out there that incorporate both weight training and cardio.  You just have to find the one that works for you.

As Nike would say, just do it and stick with it because once you do, you’ll have that feel-good feeling all the time, you won’t want to look back!

What is it that motivates you to workout? Post it in the comments below!

Until the next one.

Love and optimal health,

Sandra xo

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14 Comments on “Make a Positive Impact on Your Health with Exercise”

  1. I have the same thoughts about working out. There are times I workout for 3-4 times a day every week then all of sudden I stopped, same with eating healthy. One of the reason I started workout and start eating healthy when I was diagnosed that I have anemic. Like I have no sleep, I eat less especially iron. And sometimes I stop what I’m supposed to be doing to stay healthy then I stopped. I wanted to stay inspired. So, I had this plan just last year to make it as my new year resolution and it’s working. Maybe you just need that control and try it, if you want to have that confidence and healthy lifestyle, just do it! 🙂 Lovely post indeed.

    1. Hi Esther! Thank you and I appreciate your comment. ?? Sounds like you have it all down and you are on a roll! Woohoo!! ?? Makes me so happy to hear! ☺️ The body is a very powerful machine and given the proper care, it will definitely do wonders for you. Keep on moving forward, stay focused on the reasons why you began your wellness journey in the first place, and know that in doing so, nothing will stand in your way! You got this!! ??

  2. Hello Sandra, I have the same thoughts about workout. It gives positive impact to our health. You have shared a great points about exercise. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing this blog.

    1. Hi Cindy! Thank you for taking the time to comment and share your thoughts. Our health is worth every effort we put toward it indeed. I’m glad you enjoyed the article and my blog. 🙂

  3. This post is so appropriate right now. I needed this with the uncertainty that is coming tomorrow with the US elections. I am grateful for my husband, my kids, my pets and my clients. I agree that being grateful helps clear up the negativity that may creep in sometimes.

    1. Absolutely. I’m so happy to hear that my article has helped bring you light. Sending you peace and love.

  4. This is so true! Why is it so hard to actually get to the gym? Because for me, once I’m there I’m totally pumped, and by the end of my workout I feel like a new person. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things after having a baby and my excuse is that I’m too tired (because, well, I am…) but I think I’d have more energy if I could just exercise a little. Anyway, great and inspirational article!

    1. Hi Samara! Thank you for your comment and congratulations on your baby! When we think about the outcomes that result from going to the gym, we are more driven and inclined to follow through but when we think about why we don’t like going to the gym and work up in our minds how dreadful it is, we find ourselves in procrastination mode. The key is to stay focused on the outcome we desire. When we do that, whether it’s at the gym, a studio, or outdoors, we tend to be more successful. When you let your mind wander and focus on why you “can’t”, you end up falling short of your workout goals and forget about all the reasons why you “can.” It all depends on what your goal for working out is and the outcome you’d like to see come of it. The key is focus! 🙂 You’re being tired, could also just be mental. Daily exercise and proper nutrition can definitely change that. Let me know if you want to learn more. 🙂

  5. Thank you soo much for your article. I loved it a lot I agree that being grateful helps clear up the negativity that may creep in sometimes. There are times I workout for 3-4 times a day every week then all of sudden I stopped, same with eating healthy.

    1. Getting started is the hard part but once you get going, you build momentum. Then, it becomes easier. 🙂

  6. Hi Sandra
    Somedays I love my daily exercise, somedays I hate it? But I keep on keeping on because I am so familiar with all the benefits you listed, and expecially the obvious positive impact on my health.

    I think my motivation comes directly from skipping a couple of days! That’s when I can see for myself the difference my regular exercise has on my energy and moods.


    1. Hi Mike. I can see where you’re coming from and how a couple of days can make a difference in boosting your motivation. Sometimes a short break is all it takes to get us moving in the right direction! Thanks for stopping by!

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