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Finding Fitness You Love

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Have you ever noticed that when you love doing something, it effortlessly becomes part of your routine? Harvey MacKay once said, “Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” This rings especially true for fitness.

Creating a healthy lifestyle revolves around finding joy in what you do. Unfortunately, amidst the sea of advice, it’s easy to lose sight of what truly makes us happy.

Understanding yourself is pivotal in establishing a lifelong exercise habit. But what does finding an exercise you enjoy really mean?

 

Finding an exercise you like and enjoy simply means you’re having fun doing it!

It’s about having fun! Ask yourself, “What type of fitness can I see myself doing for the rest of my life?” If you’re unsure, it’s time to explore and discover what resonates with you.

Exercising regularly offers a myriad of benefits, from improving mood and boosting energy to enhancing sleep quality and strengthening muscles.

What’s stopping you? 

FEAR often holds us back. We worry about not keeping up, making mistakes, or feeling out of place. Remember, fitness is a journey, not a destination. Take it one step at a time, at your own pace.

EXCUSES. Take notice of when you find yourself making excuses about exercising. Some common excuses might include:

 

  • I’m too tired to exercise.
  • I have too many things to do, I don’t have time.
  • I’m too old to start exercising.
  • I’m not athletic and I’m overweight.
  • I don’t have the right outfits or clothes to start exercising.
  • Exercise is boring.
  • The kids have homework.

 

If you find yourself making excuses, look for ways to turn these excuses right around. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

 

Excuse: Exercise is boring.

Solution: Find activities you love to do. Explore various options until you discover what excites you.

 

Excuse: Feeling confined in the gym.

Solution: Take your workout outdoors. Enjoy a walk in nature or find a local track for a refreshing change of scenery.

 

Excuse: Too tired to exercise.

Solution: Opt for shorter, lower impact intervals. Start with manageable workouts and gradually increase intensity as your energy levels improve.

 

Excuse: Overwhelmed with children’s homework.

Solution: Incorporate family-friendly activities into your routine. Take short breaks to play tag or walk the family dog together, promoting movement and bonding time.

It’s crucial to identify and address these barriers head-on. Reframe your mindset and focus on what you love to do.