Well the wonderful ladies at Fitness Blog World have another post idea this week and I love it!
How has fitness changed your closest relationships? For good, for bad, or both?
Fitness has changed my life completely, so it is no surprise that it has also changed my close relationships.
For my family it has made me a better mother and partner. Before I started working out I was depressed and bitchy all the time. No really, my life was dismal and I was not fun to be around. I really do not know how I lived for so long so miserable. I guess it was not all bad but I do know one thing:
I am finally living!
I am happier after a workout. I am much much less stressed. I know my relationships within my family are stronger and better now that I am happier and healthier. Your good mood is contagious and I am seeing this is true more and more. When I start my day with a run or workout it always goes much smoother. And when I am happy the people around me seem to be ;)
As a mom I know I am growing a stronger foundation for my daughter. We go out for runs with her in her jogging stroller and she truly loves those times. She comes home some nights and flat out demands we go running, and this warms my heart. As she gets older she is wanting to be outside more and more and has even started to want to run in her own way outside. I can only hope that she will continue to grow and become active so she never has to worry about anything like I did.
At work it has been very fun getting active! I have even inspired a few of my coworkers to start getting active again and some have run some races with me. There is nothing that gives me more joy than to see people feed off positive energy and start to change their own lives. I hope to start a running club soon and get them all involved, I think it could be a lot of fun. It goes back to motivation being contagious.
I have become so enthusiastic about being healthy and getting active and really turning my life around that I cannot help but share my story. When people see me and do not recognize me this is how it comes out. And then the more they see me getting excited about races and planning events, the more they want to become involved. It makes me so excited to have new running friends too!
How has fitness changed relationships for you?