…or at least that’s what I thought for most of my life. Growing up, I ran some sprint races and such in school, but never anything that required endurance in movement. I also grew up riding horses once I was old enough to respect their size. Let me tell ya ~ that’s tough exercise even though it doesn’t feel like it all the time. My legs were in the best shape of my life back then before I got into the fitness world in these past 8 months.
Any time I would do anything with endurance, like an exercise program at home or running, I would feel like I had the flu following. It was awful. I would ache. I would be exhausted… more than normal. I almost felt feverish, though I knew I didn’t have one. It really was awful.
A few years ago, I decided to start running for exercise to see if I could do it. Honestly, it was more for the sweating than the running… trying to work toxins out of my body. However, I learned something very interesting. It took about 2 weeks of feeling awful after every run before I got any relief. I kept thinking, “why am I doing this to myself?” But I knew it was good for my body and helped release toxins. Then, almost miraculously, my flu-like symptoms disappeared and never returned as long as I kept exercise as part of my normal routine.
Since then, in some of my research, I have come across some interesting information. I have yet to find out WHY, but it seems as though blood type has something to do with this. And since reading that, I have asked around, and the replies I have received agree with this theory. Interesting…
Once I pushed myself past those first, uncomfortable 2 weeks of exercise, I finally was able to feel what people would talk about all the time regarding the endorphines you get from exercising. Before that, I could never understand what they meant because I just felt sick. Nothing felt great. But after all that was worked out, it actually feels GOOD to me to exercise! I actually like it. I am motivated to keep it in my life because of how it makes me feel now.
I feel stronger, healthier, more disciplined, and even more energetic when fitness is a major part of my life!
If you have been putting off exercise because of this same feeling, keep trying, keep pushing… it does go away so you can enjoy working out, getting stronger, building a healthier body, and feeling better about yourself!
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Jessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own business in the fitness industry. She has 3 special needs children, with one child with an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, and research with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE eBooklet Five Steps to Losing Those Last 10 Pounds today for simple steps to help you trim up and fit into those fashionable clothes you’ve always wanted to wear! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!