[image] Sometimes It Helps to Be Reminded

[image] Sometimes It Helps to Be Reminded
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  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    gr8_gr8_grandpappy

    I've viewed exercise this way since I started doing it regularly 7 years ago. I work with the elderly, many of whom have lost their ability to do anything for themselves. Enjoy what you can do while you can do it, folks.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    ApokalypticKing101

    Wow that's actually super inspirational. Honestly I never comment outside a few subs but damn this really made me wanna just say something. What an excellent quote. I feel like it should be posted at gyms.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    heyman877

    So a celebration that I can eat 10 hot dogs in one sitting?
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    bluecollarbitch

    I needed to see this.....Can someone text me this everyday for the rest of my life?
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    HibTree

    I actually believe this. I saw my dad go through Guillan-Barre Syndrome. He suddenly lost all use of his body from the neck down. I was with him every day in the hospital and rehab. Saw him slowly heal and build his strength back. You would never guess now that he went through that. The body is amazing. Since then, I don’t take anything my body can do for granted. Every step is appreciated.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    f0XtaR

    I've never been in a party with gym equipment, weights or treadmills.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    stikky

    Exercise is the warm-up fight to remind me that I battle my demons through the day, not give in to them.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    poggostick

    Exercise may not be punishment for what you ate, but having really bad gas and your wife kicking you out of the bed for farting all night long IS a punishment :)
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Kootenay85

    Excercise is legit one of the greatest joys in life, I feel like as long as I'm able to move around in nature, I can get through anything. It is such a gift, and it's basically what humans were born to do (plod along great distances outside). It has given me some of my greatest accomplishments, greatest joys and my feet have carried me many miles, to amazing places. If you don't like it (I don't like the gym personally) try a different activity! And stick with it for awhile, it gets easier.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Realshotgg

    No, exercise is very much a punishment, and this is coming from someone who goes consistently for the past 2 yrs.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    thothbaboon

    There are a lot of fun activities that are, or can be, strenuous.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    aaronr_90

    Except when I punish my self by celebrating.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Noblerook

    Well I don’t think my body has much to celebrate for...
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    SpergLordMcFappyPant

    You know what my body can do? Eat a fuckton of really delicious food.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Bored_with_3_kids

    Exercise definitely feels like a punishment for what my body can no longer do.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    AnxietySalmon

    Someone fucking shoot me.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    under_score462

    Or, in my case, a measurement of how much I can eat and get away with!
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    city_boy1989

    I don't like celebrating on a regular basis.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    KaidanTONiO

    [X] Doubt
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Chef_Chantier

    Except that doesn't make me feel any better when everything i can do is jog for 2km before hips hurt too much
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Losartan50mg

    Thing is, when "celebration" is mentioned, many people think of food that goes with the occasion. *think* *
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    plushcollection

    I’ve never thought about it like this, thanks for sharing :)
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    thewayipray

    I often feel like eating is the punishment for exercise *cries in ectomorph*
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    EobardThane

    What about like right now when "the celebration of my body" lands me in bed for two days because if I bend over wrong my lower back screams in agony?
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    alucardleashed

    I see it in an opposite manner: Exercise is payment for the food I'm about to eat.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    draculas_brother

    I think it’s a little bit of both
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    kidmetrogreen

    I also exercise so I can eat all the food
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    that_one_guy_said_

    I’m trying to believe this. I really am!
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    luigi6545

    I view it like this 95% of the time. The other 5% of the time, it's so I don't feel bad when I have my cheat days.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    SomyaTul

    The best thing I have read all day!
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    flowerbomb92

    This is so important. I love working out and pushing myself!
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    BadassDeluxe

    Fuuuuuuck I like this message
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    QoiBoi

    This is perfect!
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Oliverose12

    Plus it makes mind feel amazing!
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    vbk55

    Good reminder after today's workout, my legs feel like noodles. Will be avoiding stairs at all costs.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Rocko210

    I needed that one, thank you
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    HueJanus101

    Your weight does not affect ploopyness
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    darkishlocket10

    I like this. I like this a lot.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    ninjaoftheworld

    Maybe eventually it will be the first thing but for now it’s the second thing.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    bumbletowne

    But food is definitely a reward. Food and beer. I went for a 5 mile run so that means i had kimchi rice for dinner. yessssss
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Mvghorbani

    Coming from over a decade of idolization (what I used to refer to as dedication)( It’s a nice quote, but who’s truly lived it. Working out & speaking of it is in its own; self serving
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    justanotherlimpclit

    I just ate a bucket of colonial Sanders, Is there an exercise that will melt that off my thighs and ass ?
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    AmAttorneyPleaseHire

    You know what? I needed to hear/read this. Thank you.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    LaconicLacedaemonian

    It can be both.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Blibdoolpoolp5

    Shitting after Taco Bell is punishment for what you are.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Northern_kid

    “No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” ― Socrates
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    dtech12

    Celebrating my one pull-up lmao
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Alcohorse

    Eating an entire pizza at once is also a celebration of what my body can do
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    sharpyz

    Ty
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    micsimus

    It's should be neither. It's a way to keep you body healthy, to have fun, or to improve your looks, performance, abilities.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    sidewaysplanet

    Tonight I celebrated my body by exercycling while I watched anime. #u n s t o p p a b l e
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    thesydwhocriedwolf

    Had to save this to constantly remind myself that it’s okay to eat food. I just need to watch what I eat and how much I eat and not scold myself every time I eat a donut.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    PanzerkampfwagenIII

    I have arthritis so for me exercise is punishment for surviving the disease that gave me it. I must suffer every day for thwarting nature, it seems. Thanks for giving me one more reminder that I got fucked good.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    technoMRT

    Oh damn never thought of it this way! Thanks!
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Chipp_in

    great perspective! Thank you!
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    cindymannunu

    Meh, I don't really have a desire to celebrate pain, but thanks anyway.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Phatz907

    I love this mindset. For me my only goal when I exercise is to sweat... when i start sweating that's when I start enjoying my workout. The first 10 mins i always tell myself. Just make it to 10 and see how you feel.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    zemat28

    My man Socrates said it best: "Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit."
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    sugashane707

    As someone who has started to work my way back into this helps a lot.... I'm 30 and had very high blood pressure and a talk with my dr. really got me motivated. Tbh it's something I had been wanting to do for a few months now but him basically telling me if I continue to live the way I was I would have a heart attack at 50.. very sobering moment. This was 2 weeks ago and I cut out all alcohol and really started trying to eat better.. I slipped twice, had a burrito bowl at taco bell one day and some pizza another day. But still I pushed on. I started going back to the gym with my buddy, having a support system helps a lot.. we play basketball and ride the bikes for cardio.. I'm 6'2" and 2 weeks ago I was 246 when I weighed in at the drs. with a blood pressure of 155/90.. I went in for a follow up today and im down to 231 with a blood pressure of 139/82... Small victories every day!! My son has noticed in the short time aw well and he wants to work out with me.. I coach his soccer team so I just bought a bunch of training equipment and we are now going to go out and speed train and run cardio together... looking forward to a bright future.. Wish me luck!!
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Caobei

    I see it as paying my future self.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Laenketrolden

    It can be both lol
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    youdontknowme7887

    thanks for reminding!
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    1violentdrunk

    That’s not what exercise is
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Chickenterriyaki

    Exercise!? I thought you sad extra rice!
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    ninjamiguel74

    For me its more like "tearing my flesh and consuming carcasses of other dead beings and then regenerating but stronger than before"
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    anishpatel131

    Tell that to r/fasting
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    tommhan53

    Whatever
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    dont_touch_my_food

    Just in time because I was about to totally not go gym
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Ice_Drake_Shyvana

    I've skipped the gym for two months and just went back today. Believe me, when I wake up tomorrow I'm going to be punished.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    _UncrownedKing

    One of the things I learned is to stop beating myself up over being unmotivated to do traditional exercise. Going out for a jog saves some people a ton of money and keeps them healthy, but it doesn’t stick for me. I’ll save money and eventually save on doing the exercise too. Instead I just accepted the fact that I would need to give up some amenities and pay more for a different kind of gym. Almost 6 years ago I started indoor rock climbing (bouldering). After a year of bouldering I lost nearly 45 lbs. My wife and I went every other day almost without fail. It was like a game more than exercise. I was motivated to reach the next level because it looked fun and I wanted to show off a little. The only thing that reminded me I was exercising was the ridiculous amount of pain and soreness... otherwise I was mentally good to go! I’ve become a dad since then and regained more than a little of that weight back. I can’t make an event out of going to the gym like I did in the past, but again I know I can’t just sit around. So I took up cycling and I’ll just ride around for 30 minutes every few days and enjoy being away from my phone and the hustle and bustle of work/home. I’ll ride to starbucks for coffee and just enjoy being out instead of thinking about it like exercise. I haven’t lost any crazy amount of weight, or weight at all probably, but my body is remembering the feeling of being as healthy as I was 6 years ago and that’s a huge benefit. Rather than walk around feeling heavy set and sluggish I’m a similar weight and feeling agile. Don’t know how to explain it, but it’s more rewarding than looking at a scale.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    ThatStaff

    This. I exercise daily so I can witness my body limits, how strong and fit can I be.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    FuzzyGummyBear

    Ehh. For me it’s both and I’m ok with that.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Trenton-

    Exercise is crucial for a healthy animal. A healthy human animal.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Im_Not_Daredevil

    If you have a problem getting yourself to exercise, just do what you think you will enjoy. As long as you're moving, it's progress. You don't have to be pouring sweat for 90 minutes straight. Search for "easy cardio" or "easy yoga" on YouTube. Find something you believe you will do consistently. It's a million times better than no exercise at all.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    pipiteer

    Right. Sore muscles are the punishment for the celebration of what your body can do.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    DoJo_Mast3r

    Exercising is punishment for what you can't do because of what you ate
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    AhBenTabarnak

    "I'm an endorphins addict"
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Orionite

    A celebration of my failing joints, my weak muscles, my lack of stamina. Love those parties. I associate these motivational quotes with the folks who advertise for workout wear or equipment. Dude, if I looked like you, i probably wouldn’t hate every second of exercise, either.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    supagirl277

    But it feels like a punishment...
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Naithen92

    There's nothing more motivating seeing your body do stuff it couldn't do a month before.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Loggerdon

    I kind of despise exercise, until I start doing it. And when I'm done I'm very proud of myself and proud of the results. It worth the effort.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Faethien

    Yeah, it's both actually. I hate doing it, I'm happy and proud after I've done it, and allows me to indulge in tasty tasty, yet balanced, food. (maybe there's a lot of butter and cream in what I cook, but there's veggies, and meat, and rice or pasta, so that's still balanced, right?)
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Warponator

    Huh This legit made me think about it. I never actually looked at it that way. It was always - and i mean ALWAYS - about how much i can do to get the fat out.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    rubbarz

    As someone who grew up skinny and people grabbing my wrist because of how skinny it was, I like it because I dont look skinny.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    diginews15

    True
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Oxidus999

    I would rather die.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    jpqash

    Good advice, especially considering there's a ton of evidence that shows exercise alone doesn't really help people lose much if any weight. Gotta pair it with some kind of reduced calorie diet. The goal of exercise should not be to lose weight, and exercising isn't necessary for it.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    ConfuciusSan

    And like every celebration in my life, I'll stick to doing it once a year.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    MiaWallace6969

    Pain is weakness leaving the body
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    cptdingusz

    Hey that really resonated with me! Thank you
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    RoHaNc112

    alpaca
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Hansaorange

    I had these kinds of sayings. Take your crap saying and shove it down your gullet!
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    scalezio

    I actually exercise so I can eat more
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    helpmewatson

    I have always been of the opinion that how you feel about what you eat is more significant than what you eat. Not to mean that what you eat isn't significant, it definately is. But if your mentality is that "bad" food deserves penance and "good" food desreves a reward, you are always going to rely on food to feed your emotions.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    ChappieBirthday

    I like to reward each exercise with some kind of treat food, and over the years I've managed to widen my definition of what counts as exercise now to the point where walking from the sofa to the cookie cupboard is enough to be rewarded with a cookie.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    pantsRrad

    If everyone got to experience what their body could do at its full potential, they would try their best to never lose that feeling.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    kkris21

    Abit of both for me
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    TheNamesWolf

    Doesn't change the fact that working out is just putting your body through hell for no reason 99% of the time.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    ry3er

    Exercise is my way of hurting myself instead of using a knife , ill lift weigts until I can't anymore
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    CarelessRook

    Im pretty sure celebrations are supposed to be fun, or feel good, or at least be something you want to do of your own free will and not out of necessity. Exercising is none of these things.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    bruzk2

    I've heard the other way around tho. We exercise cause we get fat and exercise and diet is suffering for fattasses and every time we think of going back to the unhealthy lifestyle is the ptsd from all the pain and suffering of starting a diet and exercising what keeps us from going back psychologically speaking. We're like mice trained by fear.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    BentleyMcBatman

    It can be both.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    spaceghostn

    Lies!
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    2ndRoad805

    Doesn’t this interpretation depend on whether you enjoy exercise or not?
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    Guisa_Wow

    In other news: fat people dont like moving their tub of lard around with them.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    McDreads

    "No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training… what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable." - Socrates Fitness isn’t about being better than someone else, it’s about being better than you used to be.
  • Posted: March 13, 2019 08:34

    ppardee

    Exercise for exercise's sake is a punishment. Or at the very least, it's a payment for the ability to do something in the future. It's used as punishment all the time ("Go run laps"), and it had been used as a punishment by governments (see origin of the treadmill, or as we call it in my house, the dreadmill) There are things that involve exercise that ARE celebrations of what your body can do, but the exercise is incidental. It's not the purpose of the activity, it's just unavoidable. I like to ride my bike. It involves exercise, but it's not exercise.