Before Rocky hit the theaters, little was focused on workout attire and equipment. Working out is a sweaty business, and at times, a messy one. It strives towards conditioning, strengthening, and endurance. With the current health plans and the abundance of gyms in the local areas, there is really no excuse to avoid working out. For Rocky, his workout motivation was to crush and defeat Apollo Creed. What is your motivation?
After talking to several friends and family members, workout motivations fluctuate. Whether the motivation stems from emotions such as blowing off steam, or physical pursuits such as getting tone, it seems that the common thread is the yearning to be healthy. Although working out is essential, our busy lives often impede this motivation and pursuit. We have made our resolution at the stroke of midnight, vowing to make this new year a healthy one with daily workouts and healthy eating. Not to rain on one’s parade, but it is better to make more practical and achievable health goals. For instance, my goal is to workout 5 days a week, in any order, as long as 2 of the days are for resting. It is as simple as deciding what to wear to work. So let’s put the fear in the gear, and get ourselves moving forward!
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