So I've been working into exercise slowly - I started off with nothing, just changing my diet. Then cardio 2-3 times a week, then cardio and strength training 2-3 times a week, then both 3-5 times a week. It's taken me awhile to go through these steps, but from my last few sessions, I noticed I'm really starting to like this! Exercise used to be a drag for me, like a necessary evil, and after awhile I would bear through it okay. But now it's really a part of my day I look forward to! If I don't feel my muscles burning a bit, I go a bit slower precisely so I can feel it's effective. I always heard people saying that muscle pain is the best pain and I thought it was kind of a "say it until you believe it" thing, but it's really true! It feels like you're making a difference.
A friend of mine lost a lot of weight recently doing rugby, and he said he's a bit addicted to exercise now. I would've probably judged him as vain for that a few months ago, but now, do I agree! It's a great part of my day, especially when I'm only working or studying at a desk otherwise.
Anyone else feeling this same change? (: What's your experience?