Exercise is Therapy

Working out has become something that is incredibly important to me. I used to not workout at all because I’m naturally small and have a high metabolism. So in my case, I workout to build muscle and gain weight the healthy way. I also didn’t know everything that exercise does for you! Since I have been active, the first thing that I noticed was how much it changed my mood. I am happy pretty much all the time! Not only has it made me happy but it also has given me so much energy. I used to take naps a lot because I just felt tired and run down from work but now I don’t need to take naps. I replaced taking a nap with working out and it is completely worth it. Even if I feel like I’m having a bad day or I’m not in the mood to exercise, if you just get that motivation to workout then you feel so much better afterwards and your day ends up being a great one! I know some people are really busy and have troubles with finding the time to workout.. do not let your busy schedule stop you from exercising. You don’t have to workout for an hour or two, even if you can do it for 20 min. it is way better than not doing it at all. I have not ever once said that I regretted doing a workout and I know I wont ever say that because I always feel amazing afterwards. I love doing my workouts in the morning if possible because then I feel like I am truly ready for my day. It doesn’t always end up that way, here lately I have had to workout in the afternoon which is alright too. After every workout I drink a protein shake which also has peanut butter in it (puts all that protein in all the right places *wink *wink) actually peanut butter is just really good for someone like me who is trying to build muscle and gain weight. I also don’t eat junk.. yes that means not eating at Burger King.. not eating late night fries and a shake.. not having pizza as your main food group. Now eating those things every once in awhile is fine, whatever.. do you boo. I personally love eating healthy! Which is funny because I used to not be that way at all. I learned to love eating healthy because I knew what it was doing for my body, which also gives me the energy I need to workout which then makes me hungry so I go eat more delicious healthy food. Its a vicious cycle.

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Hi my name is Leah, peanut butter & water are my best friends.

Motivation quote for you-

Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else. It’s the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you that yells “can’t”, but you don’t listen. You just push harder, and then you hear the voice whisper “can” and you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.

Now get off the couch and do some squats!

My workout leggings! These are on clearance!!

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