Exercise to Live

“Exercise to live. Never live to exercise.”

I came across this quote this morning and just had to share it with you all. In the fitness world we tend to get very caught up in exercise. Which I love because that what we do, right?! WE are good at it. We try very hard to be the best we can be. We wake up early, go to bed late, miss lunch to get in a good grind. We are late to family functions, skip out on dates, miss girls night, put off going out with the boys. All so we can we be healthy. So that when we do make time to go to these functions we look and feel amazing.

But, if we are as healthy as can be, look amazing in our jeans, and have all the energy in the world, what is it all worth if we are missing out on the rest of life?!

Trust me when I say, I like to workout every single day. Even On rest days I like to go for a walk (like 4 miles) and do some stretching. My mood is much improved by my workouts and my self confidence is so much higher when I am feeling fit. I am a fitness trainer and specialist in fitness nutrition. My life really is all about eating right and working out.

But here is the big BUT: I have to find a balance to make it work. I never miss a family function due to the gym. I never skip out on special nights with friends. I never miss a date with my husband due to a last minute sweat sesh. I exercise and eat right to be healthy. I do it so that I have confidence, So that I can run around with my daughter, so that I can be an example for her. I do it for me. So that I can be the best me there is! And the best me likes to be present in daily life as well as gym life.

We can all get caught up in the workout but don’t forget why we are all doing this. Don’t miss out on one time events because you are doing a workout that you could complete at anytime. Find your balance in the gym and in life.

I am strong. I am capable. I am powerful. I am beautiful.


Anne Nicole


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Marta Frant says:

    Balanced life is our everything. Thanks a lot for the reminder!

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  2. jlstanding says:

    yes! I mean, what would be the point of feeling our best if we still didn’t spend some time doing the other things we really enjoy? Great reminder 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

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