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Guest Post – Benefits of Consistent Exercise

About two months ago, I was trying to decide on what I would do at the gym on Monday nights. The class I normally take is not offered on Monday and I wanted to be at the gym five days a week. There was a spinning class that was offered right after work that fit my schedule perfectly. I hate trying something new without a little moral support, so I talked to my cousin Kelli and she said she would go with me. I have gone almost every week since, and I love it. Since then, I have recruited three other family members.

As I said, this spinning class brought me up to five days a week at the gym. When I tell people that I go that much, they give me looks like they think I’m crazy. In fact, some people have told me that I am crazy! Obviously, I don’t think I am. I have seen my own results from the time I spend at the gym. Pictures don’t lie! There are many benefits to exercising. Weight loss is an obvious one, but there are others. Three that first came to my mind were endurance, muscle tone and self esteem.

Think about the last flight of stairs you went up. Do you remember how heavy you were breathing after you got to the top? How many times did you have to stop before you actually reached the top? Endurance is the ability to sustain prolonged exercise. With consistent exercise, you will see that ability increase.

As I said at the beginning of this article, weight loss is an obvious benefit. After you lose weight, if you include lifting weight in your exercise routine, you will be able to see toned muscles in your abs, glutes, arms and legs. Chances are good they are there before you can see them, but once the weight is gone, there they are!!

In my opinion, endurance and muscle tone is important, but I think that Self Esteem is far more important than both of those. I personally went through a stage of really low self esteem. I was at my highest weight ever (not including pregnancy weight) and it didn’t help that my husband’s uncle told me I was fat. It took him saying that to get me in the gym consistently and because of that, I am back to my pre pregnancy weight again. Taking a before and after picture is a great way to get your self esteem back!

There are so many other benefits of exercise. Set your mind to it and just go…even when you don’t feel like it. After a while, it becomes a part of you. You will crave the gym. You will hope that the day after a good workout, you are a little (or a lot) sore, because then you know you worked hard and everything you are doing will pay off!

Amy Royce has two children and has been married since 1995. She is an affiliate marketer and a Virtual Assistant. She enjoys helping others through the programs she markets and the tasks she performs as a VA. To learn more about Amy and what she offers, visit her site by clicking here. Also visit her new Health and Fitness blog by clicking here.

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My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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