Sense of accomplishment. Those words generally annoy me, because they are the words everyone uses to convince people to do thankless jobs that have no other real benefits to the person doing them.
As in "After you clean those toilets, you will have a sense of accomplishment!" or "Getting all that filing done will give you such a sense of accomplishment!" or "Motherhood gives you such a sense of accomplishment!"
But when it comes to working out, it's true. It does make you feel like you've accomplished something. Really, for an exhausted mom (or even someone who isn't a mom) with a million things on the to-do list being pulled at from all sides, getting in a good workout really is an accomplishment. And the great thing about exercise is that the sense of accomplishment only grows. You get stronger, faster, more tenacious. You can do more, lift more, go longer. You can feel what you are accomplishing with every motion.
So, unlike housework, office work, and motherhood, exercise actually does give me a sense of accomplishment. Ok fine, motherhood does make you feel like you've accomplished something. Sometimes...occasionally.
Day 10, Reason 10: That elusive sense of accomplishment.
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