By Cheryl Bac
Post-workout selfiesUploaded: Nov 26, 2019
When I was in college and completed my first long training group run, I took a selfie. I don’t see that photo very often, but when I stumble upon it I remember how excited, exhausted, and proud I was. We had just run 18 miles and I couldn’t wait to run my first marathon that fall.
This year when I started running and swimming again, I started taking post-workout selfies. I wasn’t trying to track any fitness progress, I just wanted to remember how good I felt after working out. It was great motivation. Seeing the selfies accumulate on my phone reminded me how often I was actually able to sneak in a run and/or a swim. And how exercising truly was becoming a part of my weekly routine again.
With young kids, it is hard to workout daily. And during the holiday season, it becomes even more challenging to squeeze in a workout. But these selfies help me focus on the positives. I don’t see any negative reminders of the days I missed a workout. Whenever I scroll through the photos on my phone I just see my post-workout selfies intermixed with smiling, silly kids who are so excited to celebrate this holiday season.