I’ve noticed something interesting recently, and got me thinking about it. A few months ago, I started hitting the gym again, lifting weights, and running, about 3 times per week. Within the time period, I noticed that I was more motivated to achieve and accomplish goals, took care of what I ate, and in general had more focus and energy in my daily activities.
Then of course I found out that my wife was pregnant, so my workout schedule was a bit messed up since she couldn’t go with me. The last 2 weeks, I stopped working out and interestingly enough, lost concentration easily when at work or doing things, ate all the junk I could find and didn’t have that energy I had those weeks when I was hitting the gym.
Which brings me to an interesting conclusion, that a healthy lifestyle equals a better life in general. I think that one of the reasons is the fact that you’re pushing yourself when you lift weights and run for half an hour or so, which in turn conscious or not trains your mind to not give up easily. After that, in daily activities, the mind becomes trained to not wander around when doing something and actually gives more energy and focus to finish the task at hand.
Well, that’s my theory anyway. I’ve gone back to the gym yesterday and hope to continue my schedule, as it keeps me healthy and motivated to get fit. Anybody have the same experience?