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What are the top 3 things you love about working out besides weight loss/muscle gain?

sdavis484sdavis484 Member Posts: 160 Member Member Posts: 160 Member
Mine are:
1. It makes me impressed with my body seeing how strong and able it is.
2. It greatly improves my mood/anxiety (just ask my family lol).
3. I am a huge extrovert/stay at home mom and it makes me happy just being around other people.


  • TriathleteDebTriathleteDeb Member Posts: 15 Member Member Posts: 15 Member
    1. More positive outlook
    2. Increased energy
    3. Gaining a fitness community
  • fiddletimefiddletime Member Posts: 1,864 Member Member Posts: 1,864 Member
    Home work out- it’s the way I start my day and makes me feel mentally and physically balanced and stronger.

    At gym- like the people and workout community and do things I’d never push myself to do at home in my strength and endurance class.

    I’m 65.
  • girlwithcurls2girlwithcurls2 Member Posts: 2,034 Member Member Posts: 2,034 Member
    1. Feeling strong.
    2. Being able to do something physically challenging just because I want to- sign up for a 10K, go for a great hike that someone else found, etc.
    3. And my biggest favorite thing.... <drumroll, please> AN AWESOME NIGHT'S SLEEP!!!
  • claireychn074claireychn074 Member, Premium Posts: 408 Member Member, Premium Posts: 408 Member
    1. It’s my time, the only thing I do totally for me
    2. Makes me relax
    3. I have a great crowd of gym buddies who are there if I need support
  • GiddyupTimGiddyupTim Member Posts: 2,818 Member Member Posts: 2,818 Member
    1. The joy of movement.
    2. The diversion, since I don't drink or have many other serious hobbies.
    3. Being outside, since I work inside, at home.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member, Premium Posts: 27,575 Member Member, Premium Posts: 27,575 Member
    1. Mental focus/training
    2. Feeling badass
    3. Gym fam
  • sardelsasardelsa Member, Premium Posts: 9,821 Member Member, Premium Posts: 9,821 Member
    1. It's fun and gives me stress relief
    2. The good tunes
    3. Trying out new exercises and experimenting
  • vivo1972vivo1972 Member Posts: 128 Member Member Posts: 128 Member
    1) Being alone exploring new trails and feeling at one with the elements
    2) Riding with friends occasionally and stopping halfway for coffee, chat and cake
    3) It's very zen and great for mental health and clarity
    edited February 2020
  • ElizabethKalmbachElizabethKalmbach Member Posts: 1,416 Member Member Posts: 1,416 Member
    1. Being able to do really impressive playground stuff for being "someone's MOM."
    2. Being able to do what I love without help. (I make really big tents. People who have just met me sometimes try to help me put up my tent. The people who know me hold them back and whisper, "Just watch. It's magic." Tent canvas weighs about a pound a yard. Some of my tents involved about 70 yards of canvas, all of which I had to fold repeatedly and shove through a sewing machine. :D )
    3. Knowing my body well enough to speed up PT and help guide my therapist when bits of me inevitably try to break.
  • sweetbe44sweetbe44 Member, Premium Posts: 195 Member Member, Premium Posts: 195 Member
    How good and energized I feel after.
    Reaching a personal best.
    Stress relief
  • OdiroEasyOdiroEasy Member Posts: 22 Member Member Posts: 22 Member
    1) Peace and quiet and in the zone.
    2) Sore muscles that feel so good when you massage it.
    3) Feeling strong.
  • hlr1987hlr1987 Member Posts: 136 Member Member Posts: 136 Member
    1. Being outside and on my own. I struggle if I don't get some time without people around frequently, so it works to de-stress that way, as well as the feel good factor.
    2. Setting a goal and knowing that for the most part it is within my power to achieve it with a well formed plan.
  • HamptonsGuyHamptonsGuy Member Posts: 75 Member Member Posts: 75 Member
    Feel Better, Sense of Accomplishment, Clears my mind for the day. (I wo in the morning). Looking for more wo buds. feel free to add.
  • Chef_BarbellChef_Barbell Member Posts: 6,207 Member Member Posts: 6,207 Member
    1. Getting out of the house
    2. Having a hot fit body with awesome glutes.
    3. Helping with my mental illness.
  • katarina005katarina005 Member Posts: 259 Member Member Posts: 259 Member
    sdavis484 wrote: »
    Mine are:
    1. It makes me impressed with my body seeing how strong and able it is.
    2. It greatly improves my mood/anxiety (just ask my family lol).
    3. I am a huge extrovert/stay at home mom and it makes me happy just being around other people.

    I like the psychological benefit of feeling accomplished. It's a stress reliever to me, get the music going, feel powerful after I attack the stair machine. And beat myself at a level I set for myself, is rewarding.
    It's fun, aerobics and activities like dancing.
    And I feel less guilty about eating that brownie when I get home!
  • spraytanninghelensspraytanninghelens Member, Premium Posts: 92 Member Member, Premium Posts: 92 Member
    My escape, time just for me when all I need to think about is my training.
    Keeps me fit & healthy
    Anxiety relief and great de stressor
  • SnifterPugSnifterPug Member Posts: 505 Member Member Posts: 505 Member
    Improved confidence
    Makes me feel good
    Striving for (and finally achieving) a tough goal
  • gwinhart17gwinhart17 Member Posts: 34 Member Member Posts: 34 Member
    It gives me so much ENERGY throughout the day!

    It suppresses my appetite

    I feel proud of myself, more confident, strong, and I accomplished something positive

    I sleep better at night

    It greatly improves any anxiety and depression symptoms, and my mood

    It encourages me to make better choices

    Me time, and striving for the best version of me!

    It's fun, it makes me happy, I laugh and have a good time with my workout buddies (my sister and niece 🙂)

    I problem solve differently, i feel unstoppable. I set goals and crush them!

    I have muscles!!!! Lol

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