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



  • SezxyStefSezxyStef Member Posts: 15,248 Member Member Posts: 15,248 Member
    See for me exercise isnt' for weight loss or muscle muscle gain requires more than just exercise and weight loss can be helped by exercise but that's shouldn't be the main driver. Exercise is for health and fitness.

    So it's easy to say why I do it. Mental health, I like being strong, to be healthy and fit.

  • mgfit2020mgfit2020 Member Posts: 10 Member Member Posts: 10 Member
    1. The feeling of having accomplished something (especially when I work out in the early morning)
    2. Clears my head, improves my mood and my focus for the rest of the day
    3. I've always been an [over]thinker/planner/dreamer kind of person. Working out makes me into a DOer!
  • HCAs85HCAs85 Member Posts: 12 Member Member Posts: 12 Member
    1. Me-time.
    2. Improved mood.
    3. I learn more about myself, my limits, and how strong I am mentally and physically, even though it doesn't always feel that way.
  • katshearekatsheare Member Posts: 1,073 Member Member Posts: 1,073 Member
    - Knowing I'm being proactive about my long-term health;
    - Finding new things I like doing;
    - Progressively getting better.

    I'm a very solitary worker-outer, and need to squeeze that time into the rest of my family schedule (trust me, they do squeezing around me, too!). So knowing I've successfully done that in the day is deeply satisfying.
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 4,116 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,116 Member
    1. Seeing tangible progress (lifting heavier, improved firm, etc)
    2. Benefits of added strength to other areas of daily life
    3. Extra energy #hulksmash
  • hesn92hesn92 Member Posts: 5,853 Member Member Posts: 5,853 Member
    1. Getting to do something only for me
    2. Improves my mood and makes me a happier person overall
    3. Improved self image and body confidence (not from an outwardly perspective, it just feels good improving what my body is capable of)
    edited February 2020
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 2,118 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,118 Member
    Enjoying how *kitten* awesome my legs and pelvis look when I’ve got them over my head.

    I can remember when a shoulderstand meant gravity pulled a *kitten* load of weight down down down, until it collected on my neck and strangled me.

    And everything else y’all mentioned, too. I’m not completely superficial.
  • magnusthenerdmagnusthenerd Member Posts: 1,198 Member Member Posts: 1,198 Member
    1. Reduction in my depressive feelings
    2. Feeling stronger
    3. Being in physical instead of just existential pain.
  • Talan79Talan79 Member Posts: 772 Member Member Posts: 772 Member
    1) decompression - love my alone time
    2) looking better
    3) compliments from baby muscle gains
  • i_fraser11i_fraser11 Member Posts: 23 Member Member Posts: 23 Member
    1. Improves my mental health
    2. Can’t beat the muscle pump!
    3. My alone time, which is time to shine.
  • tcunbelievertcunbeliever Member Posts: 7,864 Member Member Posts: 7,864 Member
    more energy

    being able to do the things I want to do

    being able to mock the teenagers who struggle to keep up with the old broad
  • oceangirl99oceangirl99 Member Posts: 160 Member Member Posts: 160 Member
    I can't decide if I love running or lifting more but either way:
    1. It makes me feel happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2. I love listening to my music loudly. No solving the world's problems or connecting with my inner self or nature type stuff from this gal...just loud music lol.
    3. Sense of accomplishment - I love self improvement!
  • Nanaluvs2sweatNanaluvs2sweat Member Posts: 97 Member Member Posts: 97 Member
    1. I get more energy
    2. It reduces my stress
    3. I have more confidence
  • NadNightNadNight Member, Premium Posts: 761 Member Member, Premium Posts: 761 Member
    1. Lifting my mood and energy
    2. Feeling confident and powerful
    3. The social aspect

  • flynntraderflynntrader Member Posts: 211 Member Member Posts: 211 Member
    There is nothing I love about working out

    It is a pain in the *kitten*

    I’d rather be on my chaise lounge couch watching tv
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 17,983 Member Member, Premium Posts: 17,983 Member
    1. Improving my odds of staying out of assisted living for as long as practical (I'm 64).
    2. Not having to worry about doing routine home chores (snow shoveling, yard work, flipping mattress) or hire them out, as some of my less-active same-age friends need to do. Ditto for fun stuff involving being semi-fit, like going to art fairs/music festivals with lots of stairs/walking or taking bike rides and long walks.
    3. Being in a rowing shell, on a river, with my good friends around me, scenery, fresh air, wildlife, all that good stuff. (Sadly, only in-season. It's about 20 degress F here right now, and my river is crunchy. :( )
  • sdavis484sdavis484 Member Posts: 160 Member Member Posts: 160 Member
    There is nothing I love about working out

    It is a pain in the *kitten*

    I’d rather be on my chaise lounge couch watching tv

    You don't experience a rush of feel-good endorphins at the end? This makes me sad for you. If I hated working out that much, I might be inclined to not workout at all lol!
  • JintheSouthJintheSouth Member Posts: 37 Member Member Posts: 37 Member
    1) Anxiety relief. Exercise makes me feel good mentally and helps me relax.
    2) At 48, I’m single and will probably remain that way for the rest of my days. When I’m older, I want to be able to still get around and not have to rely on anyone. If I fall, I want to be able to get back up! I know exercise can’t guarantee that I’ll still be mobile, but I want to try and prevent immobility as much as I can.
    3) I look and feel great! Better than I did in my 20s.
    edited February 2020
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