Is working out really supposed to be fun?

Think about it. Is this something you’re doing to let loose and enjoy yourself, as you do when you’re out with friends, watching your favorite show, etc?

Which if you are, cool. Seriously, to each their own. Or are you doing this for results?

So you can stop hating what you see in the mirror. Stop feeling unconfident. Start having more energy and start getting more out of your life.

Because if you are, it’s important to know that if you’re doing what actually gets results, it often won’t be fun.

A lot of the time it will be hard fucking work and while you may have your preferences of what you find more enjoyable comparatively, you’ll often prefer to be doing something else.

But, that’s okay.

Because there’s so much more to gain from it that makes it an absolutely amazing part of your life.

It becomes your best stress relief. Nothing lets you let out some anger quite like lifting hundreds of pounds off the floor.

The endorphin release afterwards, which you only get if you actually work hard, gives your mind and body a high that leaves you in a great mood.

Feeling strong, powerful, and confident in your body’s physical performance instead of weak, broken, and useless.

Being able to wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and love what you see every day.

Reaching new limits that you never thought was something YOU could do. Like finally lifting twice your bodyweight or achieving that greek god / fitness model look. It satisfies this basic human desire of progress. To reach goals, push limits, and realize your full potential.

It is hard. But that’s exactly why it’s rewarding. Knowing that is hard to do but YOU did it. If it came easy, an incredible physique wouldn’t be nearly as impressive.

We live in a world where a lot of people are sedentary, stressed out, hate their body, feel weak and broken, and like they’re good for nothing. Having *this* in their life could be what they’re missing.

Sure, working out is a bit of a chore. But wouldn’t you say the outcome is worth a little pain and discomfort?

“What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” – Socrates

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