Exercising: Finding Motivation as a Parent

Sometimes it can be really hard to find the motivation to exercise. There is always something going on at work, with the kids, or with your body that just makes you feel like tomorrow might be the better day to go on that run. One of my favorite quotes is, “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week”, and this quote can apply directly to motivating yourself to action. Many parents can relate to the fact that with work and kids at home exercising is just not a top priority, but there are people out there who are finding the time.

Recently on Everyday Kings, Vee posted about her experiences running and how it helps her cope with grief. The post is called Running Through Grief and her analogy of running to life in general is beautiful, and she is probably one of the most inspirational bloggers I have ever encountered. I enjoyed one of part of her post though that is different to everybody. She talks about how running leaves you alone with yourself. Your own mind will take over without the distractions and you could find yourself thinking about things you normally wouldn’t. This is going to depend on what rests in the deepest parts of your mind, and will be different for everybody.

I felt Vee’s story was a good one to share because of how inspirational her life is, and also to show that many people with all sorts of different life situations are finding ways to exercise. Exercise will clear your mind and help you focus on what is truly important to you and your life. If you have experienced a trying time in life recently or are struggling with family or personal issues, a regular exercise regimen can help you feel better about yourself. It is truly amazing how much exercising, whether it be running, walking, playing a sport, or lifting weights can do for you as a person not only physically, but mentally as well.