So to go even beyond the benefits of exercise, it’s important to acknowledge how much doing something you enjoy can dramatically improve your quality of life. For me this hobby happened to be lifting weights.
It occurred to me then that what I was experiencing was a microcosm of what goes on in day to day life: I get stressed. I get busy. I get caught-up. And I forget about the reasons, the very important reasons, of why I am doing what I am doing.