Tuesday, September 20, 2016

One Two Three, One Two Three

A question we may not ask ourselves enough when it comes to fitness is:  what is fun?  So many of us do our fitness activities with a clenched-jaw determination to Get It Done.  It doesn’t have to be like that all the time (except for lunges:  lunges are always pretty much evil).

We can get fit doing anything from ballroom dancing to deep sea diving to flipping truck tires.  Given that, it makes sense to choose among all the things the ones we actually enjoy doing.  Hate dancing?  Run around instead.  Love loud music?  Welcome to zumba!

Beyond choosing a way of fitness we like, we can also choose ways to make the parts we like less somewhat less objectionable.  A partner in crime is one good way to make the time go faster.  Working out somewhere beautiful (hi yoga on the beach!) can do wonders.  Fancy new shoes can be surprisingly motivating and may, as we believed when we were kids, make us go faster.  And never underestimate the power of disco, or heavy metal, or punk, or hip hop, or whatever music gets you ready to gasp along.

The point is:  get out and play.  It’s good for you and fun, too.

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