At the doctors office

“Do you work out obsessively? Are your workouts longer than an hour?”

That’s what the doctor asked me, when we were trying to figure out why my body was acting so strangely and I told her I work out 3-5 times a week.

My workouts can take anywhere between twenty minutes to an hour and a half.

Working out is one of the few times I feel calm, my mind slows down, and the world falls away

It’s just me and the weights or my feet pounding the pavement

I’ve been an athlete most of my life so casual strolls around the neighborhood don’t work for me. Exercise has to be intense and challenging, complete with warmups and pre workout stretches

There is a notebook I carry around the gym telling me what exercises to do the number of sets and repetitions that must be done before I can go home.

The notebook is my workout partner, and lets me know when I’m slacking, it also lets me know when I’m getting stronger

Working out is the easiest way to find out how my body truly feels.

Today everything feels loose and light

or

Today my quads are tight and they require extra attention

or

Today everything feels sluggish, so slowing down and focusing on breathing will be imperative

Working out keeps me sane, and present and it will always be regular part of my life

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