We’re 17 days into the New Year. Have you started exercising yet? ‘Cause you know it’s pretty much required that you buy a gym membership, get some yoga pants, buy new shoes, and start working out, right?
Blerg. Such a waste of money.
First off, you’re only going to take this seriously if you actually make it a lifestyle choice, not a whim based on the fact that everyone is doing it at the beginning of the year.
Try looking at it differently and let’s set a different type of goal:
Don’t: Get Fit Right Now!
Do: Plan Some Fun For January and February!
Instead we’re going to try something new and fun without the pressure of all this “new year, new you” crap people keep touting. Let’s commit to one month of something new and fun. Think you can handle that?
Here’s some things you can try instead. Almost all of these things currently have online deals available, so give it a go. Cheap deal, and fun times for a month. Think you can handle that? Good.
1. Try some Hot Yoga with a friend.
2. Go horseback riding.
3. Take a martial arts class for a month.
3. Do a kickboxing class.
4. Try some of that aerial dance class stuff. That stuff looks cool.
5. Rock climbing. Give it a go.
6. Kayaking. Man, that sounds like fun.
7. Zumba. Shake your booty and get fit? Sign me up!
8. Join a sports team at a local church. Softball and Basketball are always fun.
9. Cheerleading camp. Yeah…they even have this for us grown-ups…
10. Tae Kwon Do. ‘Nuff said.
See? All kinds of cool fun you could be having.
But back to my main point: You should not be making an attempt to get all hardcore fit right now. Why? Because it’s too much freakin’ pressure! If you thrive off of pressure that’s one thing, but most of us don’t.
Getting healthy and fit is about a lifestyle change and baby steps are essential.
January Baby Step: Do something fun that promotes fitness for one month.
Trying fun new things is a commitment that’s easy for most anyone to make. And if you can do it inexpensively plus get some good exercise in the process, then it’s a win/win/win.
I’m gonna attempt some hot yoga this month. I’ll let you all know how it goes. Whatchu gonna do? Spill.