Every single day, whether you realize it or not, we make a decision on whether or not we’ll be exercising that day. Perhaps, it never even crosses your mind but you know that if you were asked whether or not a workout was on your to-do list, your answer would be a big ol’ NO.
It’s interesting, isn’t it? Adding movement to your day could change your energy levels, help with weight loss, make you stronger, increase endurance, decrease your risk for heart disease and could potentially extend your life. (there are more benefits, but you get the idea)
So why do we come up with every excuse in the book to not exercise when we know how good it actually is to exercise?
Well, for one, it’s super easy not exercising, right?
But two, it’s possible that we just haven’t found the exercise that speaks our love language. The thing that makes our heart go pitter patter, the one that gives us goosebumps every time we think about it. Ok, that last one went too far. Or did it?
Finding a workout that feels good, that works your body, that’s de-stresses you, that excites you isn’t going to just happen. You have to put in the work before you put in the work. Just like any good relationship, you have to put some love into it and this isn’t any different.
Here are some tips for finding THE ONE:
Remember, the hardest part about trying something new is sometimes just opening those doors for the first time. It IS scary but it’s necesscary. (necessary + scary = necesscary.)
Here are some ideas to begin your search: F45 (my personal favorite), strength training, pilates, barre classes, Orange Theory, outdoor running, walking, hiking, yoga, spin classes. If you’re close to a gym, check out everything they offer.
Remember, movement should be challenging and fun. I believe there is an option for everyone. Now go find it!
February 3, 2022