Reason to Exercise #1: Confidence

Posted: February 12, 2013 by Justin M. Strawn in Reasons to Exercise
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Use these reasons to help motivate you to exercise.

Use these reasons to help motivate you to exercise.

I’m starting a new category for my blog about reasons why you should exercise. I believe your motivation is  a key component to staying with a fitness routine. If you have never done it before, or if it has been a while since you have, you might be having a hard time finding something that motivates you. I came across this picture, and I thought it would be a really great place to start. The first one is a great place to start, as it is one of the reasons I try to do it every day: confidence

How You Feel When You Don’t

If you don’t exercise, you may not realize how exercise and confidence go together. I didn’t either before I started doing it. If you don’t currently exercise, you are missing out on a great area to make you feel confident in all aspects of your life. Going without exercise is like a phone that hasn’t been sufficiently charged. It will make it for a little while, but it won’t last long. You will notice that others’ comments towards you will have a greater impact on you, both good and bad. When you make decisions, you will feel less sure than you would if you had exercised. Your self-worth isn’t going to be as high as it could be.

How You Feel When You Do

Exercising can make you feel like a super hero.

Exercising can make you feel like a super hero.

Exercise can make you feel like you can conquer the world. The level of confidence you possess is like no other. You feel better about yourself when you exercise, so when you talk to your boss you will feel much more confident about whatever you are discussing with him or her. Exercise boosts your confidence by making you feel like you have  accomplished something. You know you are slowly working toward your goals which will make you feel like you can accomplish things in all walks of life.

How Exercise Affects my Confidence

Personally, if I haven’t exercised regularly, I feel less sure of myself at my job. It’s highly important for me to feel confident because I am a teacher. If I stand before my students feeling unsure of myself, then I run the risk of losing control of my classroom. I also will allow the antics of the students to bother me more and could lead them to unnecessary discipline action. I am not as sure of myself when discussing things with parents, and I could easily be convinced to do something for a student that is not in the student’s best interest because a parent asked me to do it.

Confidence is such a key component to all of us. Exercise is a great way to gain a little bit more of it, so it only makes sense to try to fit it into our everyday lives. You may not notice it at first, but the more you exercise, and the more consistent you are with doing it, you’ll see the more confidence you build up as a result. Have a great day ladies and gentlemen, and may all your fitness dreams come true!


  1. Melanie says:

    Love this post and I can definitely relate! I’ve been in a little bit of a slump lately and it is starting to wear on me! Thanks so much for this reminder.

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