Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Why Do You Workout?


Today this was put in front of me.


A workout.


Most likely created in the depths of a fiery furnace. 

I actually love workouts like this. At the end, I feel stronger. I feel like I accomplished something near impossible. I had a goal to do 7 rounds. I was able to finish all 7 in about 37 minutes.

Running felt really good today! I decided to go with it and do an extra 5k. I decided running on the TM is good for me right now. Just for one reason… its closer to a bathroom.. haha! This baby is sitting really low and I only had to stop 2x during the 5k.


It is so hot outside already the only thing that sounded good after this sweat fest was a smoothie!


In the Mix:

  • 1 1/2 Cups of Silk Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop Chocolate plant fusion protein powder
  • 1 Cup Frozen berries
  • 1 TBS. Flax seed
  • 1 Handful of spinach
  • 1/2 Cup of rolled oats.
  • Ice


At some point in the middle of my workout today, I thought to myself “why am I doing this?”

Why did every person before me, show up to do this ROUGH workout?

Why do they workout? GPP’s workouts are posted daily online, so they knew what was coming, they knew it would be hard, and they still showed up.

Through each round I came up with several reasons why I workout.

  • I workout because my health is important.
  • For my baby.
  • Because it makes me feel better mentally.
  • And Emotionally.
  • I workout so I can continue “to be.”
  • I will continue to be active as long as my life allows.
  • There is JOY and sense of accomplishment that I find in the deep pits of a hard workout.
  • An active lifestyle makes me happy.

Just like those who came and did it before me. Even if they didn’t know it. They inspired me.

You see, what I have learned at GPP the past 4 years is that we don’t workout to “lose weight” or “look good.” We don’t think of our workouts as a punishment. We are a community that thrives through understanding health through each aspect. NOT just the physical.

We do the hard stuff.


Because we love it.

GPP just looks good on.


WHY do you workout?

The weather is amazing today so we are headed to the pool!


Today is your last chance to enter my birthday giveaway! Winner will be posted tonight!