The feel good factor

I know the process of exercise doesn’t feel good, in fact, it’s quite the opposite at the time. Being hot, sweaty, uncomfortable it’s quite an ordeal.

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It’s the results, the aesthetics and body confidence that feel good. However, this takes time to achieve.

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Everything else in our day we can get immediate gratification from; a funny cat video makes us laugh straight away, a cigarette gives us a nicotine hit, an alcoholic beverage gives us a buzz.

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However, these immediate gratifications are all short lived. And some even come with remorse!

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With exercise there isn’t an apparent feel-good association, only the pat on the back you give yourself. 

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The gratification comes from achieving that body confidence, which will take a bit of time. However, this gratification will not be short lived! This confidence and feel good will be with you for the foreseeable future.

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Imagine waking up every day feeling good, happy with what you see in the mirror. Thinking ‘you know what I’m going to change my social media profile pic to not just a headshot’. ‘I’m going to get those jeans that were too tight last month’.

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It’s not immediate gratification, it’s long-term happiness.

Published by Andrew Shaw

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