Small perks

Does anyone have small perks of working out to share? Obviously, there are tangible results like running faster or lifting more weight, but what about every day things that are more pleasant now? In the past month I realized that:

-I carry way more groceries in one trip, even with a big pack of bottled water and milk gallons.
- It is super easy to change the water cooler at work, it used to be a Liz Lemon incident for me.
-I'm still able to carry/lift my puppy even though he is nearing 60lbs now.

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  • capaul42
    capaul42 Posts: 1,391 Member
    Most of my daily activities are easier now. Lugging laundry up and down stairs for one lol.
  • Alidecker
    Alidecker Posts: 1,262 Member
    Walking my dog, he gets actual walks instead of just going outside....and pretty much everything else in life
  • CipherZero
    CipherZero Posts: 1,418 Member
    Moved a server rack up a couple of steps and into its final stop on my own. Later checked and found it weighed 323 lbs.
  • NorthCascades
    NorthCascades Posts: 10,903 Member
    Seeing beautiful places. Watching peoples' gardens change throughout the year. Being outdoors. Bringing home incredible photos.

    --A cyclist and hiker
  • ObsidianMist
    ObsidianMist Posts: 519 Member
    long flights of stairs, hills, hiking, etc, are all far easier on me than they used to be!
  • jacksonpt
    jacksonpt Posts: 10,413 Member
    How about state of mind? I'm almost always in a better mood when I'm working out regularly, which makes me a better husband, parent, etc.
  • SueInAz
    SueInAz Posts: 6,603 Member
    In addition to the perks of being much stronger from the weight lifting, I've met more of my neighbors while running around my neighborhood. I'm the friendly type so I wave at passing cars, say hello to people out walking their dogs or kids or doing yard work. It honestly gives me a mental pick-me-up even beyond what I'd get by simply being out on a run.
  • fitgamercatlady
    fitgamercatlady Posts: 63 Member
    jacksonpt wrote: »
    How about state of mind? I'm almost always in a better mood when I'm working out regularly, which makes me a better husband, parent, etc.

    You are so right! Weight lifting for me is a stress reliever. I can never really "get lost" in cardio, but the feeling of energy and power I expend with every rep is much more rewarding to me. I also feel more confident! B)