A Healthy Way to Be Thinking About Fitness

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When you think about going to the gym, or fitness practices in general, what’s usually the first thing that comes to your mind? Unfortunately, the answer to that question for many people isn’t necessarily a good one. Many people view working out as a means to do one thing: lose weight. Here’s why this isn’t a healthy way to look at things, and a better alternative to adopt.

A Balanced Approach

First, we’d like to maintain that there’s nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight. The point we’re trying to get across is that it shouldn’t be the be-all and end-all. Because if all you’re worried about is your weight, it’ll be hard for you to stay motivated and focused when the results aren’t coming in as fast as you’d hoped.

Instead, you should focus on feeling good about yourself and feeling healthy. The cool thing about this approach is that you can “feel” those immediate results. After all, there’s no better feeling than finishing an intense workout, knowing you gave it your all. When you focus on this, you’ll feel a lot better about yourself during the process, and this will incidentally encourage you to work out more often, allowing you to lose weight—which was, after all, a big part of your goal!