Friday, March 11, 2016
Take Control Now (4)
Now that you have gotten to know yourself better and learned how to make the most of the time available to you, it's time to discover what you love to do.
The article I've included today entitled, "Find Your Fitness Passion" includes five guiding questions and a downloadable flowchart which will help you discover what your true fitness passions might be.
For this assignment, I want you to clear your mind of traditional exercise: treadmills, ellipticals, steppers or any other machine found at a gym, if you are not a fan of classes get that out of your mind too.
I want you to think of ways you like to be active. Here are a few you may find interesting: dancing, swimming, karate, climbing (outside or indoors at a rock gym), boxing, tennis, ice skating, roller skating, inline skating, trampolines. You can also join a team sport like soccer, softball, or get a few friends together once a week and enjoy a fun game of kickball. There is so much to choose from.
Of course, if you enjoy your time at the gym, stay there and do what you love most. Maybe you love resistance bands or BOSU or exercises on the stability ball. Maybe there's a class you love you just haven't found the time to do it.
This week make it a point to go and do the things you love and miss doing. The exercises that made you feel strong and confident.
For now, I want you to stay where you're comfortable, doing the things you enjoy.
Afterwards, write in your journal what you did and how it made you feel. It's important to assess how you feel because sometimes what brought you joy in the past doesn't anymore. If it brings you the same joy, then write that down too. Was it more challenging than you remember? Are you looking forward to doing it again?
As always, be honest with yourself. It's ok to move on to new things. And it's ok to stay where you feel comfortable. Everyone's fitness passion is different. Some change, some stay the same. Where do you fit in?