The Unspoken Benefit Of Exercise

Making the decision to switch from a somewhat sedentary to an active lifestyle can be a tough task to actually go through with… but the benefits may just be the best you’ve ever experienced.

A few months ago, after putting my health on the backburner for far too long, I decided that enough was enough. I realized that whatever was seemingly “in the way” of me regaining my health was just an illusion; that it was really all up to me. I was the one putting up those hurdles, and I needed to be the one to knock them back down.

Since then, I’ve totally altered my life, from the space in which I live to the pace at which I work; from the foods I eat to the ways I work my body. Exercising, of course, has been a huge part of that.

It’s not a hidden secret that working your body on the regular will bring you lots of positivity in the form of more strength, less fat, lowered stress levels, and a happy mindset. But there’s one thing that happened to me that really took me by surprise: Life just got easier.

I don’t mean easier in the sense that all of my responsibilities became a thing of the past… it’s more that everyday physical tasks seem to be accomplished with much more ease. I find myself feeling lighter and freer — almost as if I’m just floating around…

I always notice this after I get up from sitting on the floor – and, mind you, I always seem to be sitting on the floor. One moment I’m cross-legged, arms deep in a project. And then, without even a thought, I find myself standing on both feet, ready for what’s next. It’s a hard thing to explain, really. But exactly how I’ve gotten onto my feet is always a mystery to me, and it mesmerizes me every time.

There are other things I find myself doing, too – like sprinting to and from the mailbox every morning without a second thought, or running up two flights of stairs for no reason other than I just felt like it.

The more I exercise, the floatier life seems to become – and for that, I am so, so grateful.






Have any of you experienced something similar? I’d love to hear!

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8 years ago

I love a good long walk in the park or a long stretching session. It’s so true, it does make life seem floatier, that’s the perfect way to describe post-exercise feelings!

8 years ago

Very insightful post. Thanks for sharing!

8 years ago

awnaw did you photoshop them nikes.

8 years ago

Love this!
xoxo Kennedy
Northern Indigo

8 years ago

Thank you so much for reminding me of this! For me this is one of the best posts you ever wrote :) I remember when I started exercising everything became so easy. the daily tasks, someone would need something and I would offer myself to go out and get it (and love every oportunity to walk, run, jump), going out and dancing was so much fun, I had so much more energy! I stop my daily walks and my exercise routine: you made me remember how important it is! Thank you!

8 years ago

Wow you look incredible girl!

8 years ago

Brilliant and too true!!