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Pushing Yourself

Julianna Vartuli | Writer

I've always hated working out, and for most of my life I have not needed to worry about my weight. As I get older, I cannot eat anything that I want any more without dealing with the consequences.

Over the last two years I've gained 30 lbs. and a lot of things factor into why I've gained weight. such as everyday life changes that everyone goes through as they grow up. Regardless of how it happened, it happened, and it made me feel horrible.

I would try to limit what I eat to lose the extra weight, I would try anything other than working out. I would avoid working out or I would work out and give up pretty much immediately. But recently I've pushed myself to continue to go to the gym even when I don’t want to.

Since pushing myself to keep going to the gym, I feel good mentally and physically. It is rewarding to accomplish something that I never thought I would. I've discovered a personal love for fitness by pushing myself to beat personal records. I never liked to run, but running at the gym and completing a personal goal releases instant dopamine.

I feel healthier and happier, and I advise that everyone, whether you love or hate something, push themselves to do something they never thought they would like to or be able to do.


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