A young person said to me the other day - I told so and so that you work out like crazy. I said - I'm not sure I qualify for that description anymore. LOL. It is true that for many years of my life I worked out every day (or at least six days a week) for at least an hour per session, sometimes longer. Some days I would lift weights AND running and evening style. Training was important to me and like so many other people who develop a taste for it MORE became habit and I was always searching for it.
Over the past few years I have very slowly started to cut back on my training, partially due to other interests and also due to my increasing overall dissatisfaction of being involved in the health and fitness community (because it is a bunch of marketing, body shaming hooey LOL). I find myself now doing mostly quick workouts, maybe four days a week and then just doing other things like horse stuff, yoga, working outside...
This winter has been particularly hard for the training mindset because it has been long, cold and filled with tons (literally) of snow. For the past month or so my workout sessions have consisted of 20 minutes or so of lifting three or four times per week, a day of running indoors and simply maintaining some semblance of sanity (and muscle tone).
I am not sure what spring will bring but I welcome the lack of white stuff floating through the air. :)
Because the ability to express ourselves and care for ourselves through motion is something we should be grateful for...