Stop exercising to lose weight. Seriouuuuuusly. • A lot of people ask me if I work out. The answer? Yeah - 9/10 times I’ll go only when my mom goes - since it’s our time to sort of hang out (wave across the gym with excitement). It’s usually never scheduled and It’s never, ever forced. • The reason I work out? Isn’t to lose weight. It isn’t to see results. Or to change the way my body looks (read: get “toned” get “leaner”) • I’ve been into the stair stepper lately (is that extra?) because it sort of reminds me of being on a spin bike. Not totally same but a lot cheaper, ok? • It gives me more room to dance and use my arms. And do that chest bump thing. • Yep - dance AND chest bump. I love to move and groove to the music I’m jamming out to - more bass the better (!!!!) I’m sure @mik_nugget would cringe at my (what’s expected to be athletic) form but it gives me that high of a feeling I get when I’m dancing in my pajamas and it’s a hell ton of fun. • The more you move and exercise for the feeling of it the more you’ll enjoy it which will prolly make you do it a lot more. Don’t force it - or you’ll dread it. And who wants to feel that way after of long day??? • When we exercise to lose weight or get toned we may be faced with guilt when we don’t do it - anger when we don’t see the results we want - and just damn effing frustrated because you’re doing everything “right” and still not getting to what that fitness instructor promised you. • Hey!! I’m not saying this is easy. But you can start in small steps. Ask yourself what you like to do as movement. Walking around the block? Dancing as you brush your teeth? Yoga from youtube? Spin with your aunt? Anything counts. Do what you love and you’ll do it more. And you’ll prolly feel a lot better, too.