I think I have finally figured out why I love lifting weights.
Obviously, there’s the health benefits and the way it makes me look, but I actually like the act of lifting weights, and this has nothing to do with any of the long term benefits.
I was in the gym yesterday and decided to do a “back in the day” workout. I pulled out one of my favorites from my university days, 20 rep squats and 20 rep standing barbell shoulder press.
In was in between my second and third set of squats when it hit me:
When I’m really pushing it in the gym, my mind is quiet.
No inner dialogue, no thinking about things I need to get done, no thinking about things I have read or things I want to write. Nope, when I’m really into a workout, my mind is a whole lot of empty.
I’m doing without doing, as they say.
For a person who thinks waaay to much, this could be the best part of working out – The amazing feeling you get when you realize you are accomplishing things without really thinking about it, or thinking at all.
This was more of a ramble then a blog post, but hopefully the next time you are working out, you experience the same thing.
PS- Here’s a great post that Suzanne left on my blog:
I thought I post my results so far too.I am ~ 5 weeks in to fasting 24 hours 2 times a week. So far I have lost 12 pounds, 1.5 inches off my waist and 1 inch off my hips. I really look forward to my fasts and enjoy my results so far!
I love the positive Eat Stop Eat feedback!