Oprah Winfrey may be one of the most influential and powerful talk show hosts but she has something in common with us: she’s not a fan of working out. Yup, raise your hand if you’re one of those who only exercise out of necessity.
While that may be the case, the philanthropist said that the end is always worth it. Oprah’s revelation of her hate for exercise is a common problem among those wishing to get back in shape or just to stay fit and healthy, but she said that sometimes, the road to the best life meant doing things you don’t necessarily love.
The 65-year-old explained that a lot of people are finding it hard to love exercise, patiently waiting when they finally learn to do that, but that time may not really come. Instead, you have to accept the fact that this process is what is needed to make you well.
So if you’re finding it hard to push through with your fitness routine, remember that you are not alone. While we know that it should be done regularly, it is easier said than done.
It’s quite hard to get up and moving, and it’s the harsh truth. Time and time again, the tension is not between you and the machine but between you and yourself.
This is why it is important to find the will to stay active. For example, always remember a health scare that caused you to turn your life around, so if you’re feeling sluggish, keep in mind that the exercise may not be glamorous but the result will ultimately help you avoid a repeat of the scary situation in the future.
This wasn’t the first time Oprah opened up about fitness. She had open up about suffering from the yo-yo effect, or when your body enters an unhealthy cycle of losing and gaining weight.
However, Oprah said that she is now far from struggling in this journey because she has reached an ideal weight. The media mogul also advised everyone going through the same path to check if they are focusing holistically – from their spirit, mind, and body.
Other Stars Who Hate Workouts
Meanwhile, the influential celebrity is barely the first to have aired out her hate for exercise.
Gabrielle Union is one who has a rocking body but still ends up hating working out. The Bad Boys II actress said that she only goes to the gym because of body shamers.
Modern Family star Sofia Vergara refers to exercise as a punishment because unlike other celebrities who enjoy it, she says that it tortures her.