To be cliché “exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment for what you ate”
Exercise should be a (relatively) fun and rewarding experience. It’s one of the amazing ways we can help ourselves stay healthy, get stronger for every day life, and help stay away from chronic disease. At Locomotive we are firm believers that you should feel BETTER when you leave the gym than when you got here.
The problem: If you start using exercise as a way to ‘burn off calories’ or beat yourself up after a binge, you may find your relationship with food and exercise takes a bit of a spiral. Instead of exercise being a rewarding experience in which we are showing our body we care, we are using it as a way to punish ourselves for something we did wrong.
We’re here to remind you:
Food is fuel for our bodies
Exercise can be used to stay strong, reach a goal, be healthy & outrun any zombies should there be an apocalypse
Our relationship with food and exercise matters if we want to have longterm success. There’s no need to worry about if you burned enough calories for the meal you ate before you came to the gym. It is important that your workout makes you feel strong, empowered, and just plain awesome!
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