Motion is beautiful.
This thought occurred to me as I was walking on an incredible Technicolor spring day in Denver. There I was, an office grunt on a meager lunchtime stroll, considering tomorrow’s workout. Taking in the smells of trees, grass, and seeds simply everywhere, I suddenly became aware that I was moving. My body moving through space over bumps in the asphalt – me, traveling.
Without a doubt I take moving for granted, as we all do. But in that moment I was grateful for the ability to move through space.
Maybe, since motion is beautiful, that’s why it feels so good to drive my body to the limit at the gym. Can I really lift that much? Why yes, actually I can, and all I had to do was try. Using new techniques, tracking my workouts, researching new exercises, and adopting clean eating are all passions that have turned into a lifestyle for me and many, many others. It begins as a desire to look better, or lose weight, or get stronger, or relieve stress. Whatever drives you to work out, it can become beautiful. Not just a grating, get-through-it workout, but a true desire to be there in the gym with other like-minded souls.
For me, weight lifting and working out have become essential to living.
And so begins my blog about workout nirvana. Beautiful motions for a beautiful body and mind.