Change #12: Get to A Gym

I once overheard an older gentleman at the YMCA telling his friend who was slacking on going to the gym that he had never left the gym feeling worse than when he entered and in fact most times felt better. I thought about it and totally agree. With the exception of the odd days where I may have slightly injured myself or was sick, I always left the YMCA feeling better. I always had more energy (in spite of sometimes hour long workouts), better mental clarity, and greater self esteem. If only I had the energy and mental clarity to get motivated to go to the gym! But, knowing that I always look and feel better goes a long way towards helping me get my butt in the car and drive the 5 minutes to go to the YMCA.