Why You Shouldn’t Actually Get Fit Right Now

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 ย handle that? Good.

1. Try some Hot Yoga with a friend.

2. Go horseback riding.

3. Take a martial arts class for a month.

kickboxing

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.

kayaking

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.

martial arts

See? All kinds of cool fun you could be having.ย 

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.ย 

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.

By |2014-01-17T11:22:52-04:00January 17th, 2014|Health and Wellness|6 Comments

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I'm a former sweet-tooth turned health-nut. After a difficult loss of a first pregnancy and having a second child with a heart condition, I became obsessed with health and wellness. I revamped our entire family's lifestyle, dropped seven pant sizes, and created a website where I could share our story and help support people wanting to make small changes day by day in order to live well. I also support my family by the work that I do here through advertising content, affiliates, and partnership/consultant links within content. When you click and/or order, it puts food on our table. Thanks for all your support, and may you live well and thrive!

6 Comments

  1. Crystal January 17, 2014 at 8:48 am - Reply

    baby steps for me! Juicing is my baby step program of choice right now ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I am open to some other things…….Yoga sounds good but I have always been under the assumption that it’s for peaceful people….lol We are LOUD in my house hahahaha ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Crystal Collins January 17, 2014 at 11:21 am - Reply

      LOL, Yoga for peaceful people! That cracked me up. We’re loud here, too! Mama always be blastin the tunes. We’ll see how I fair with the yoga…

  2. zebaby January 17, 2014 at 9:35 am - Reply

    I was skeptical from reading the title, but totally agreed with you by the end of the post. I used to be fit, but no more, and have been feeling the blues at the thought of getting back on the wagon. This article really helped me realize that “baby steps” are o.k. I love the idea of cashing in on a deal on a month by month basis, often times being cheaper than a monthly club membership payment. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to do it with friends – a monthly commitment is more doable than going in for a year long membership or even a “weekly” workout that potentially has no end date. Thanks for helping me see the forest from the trees!

  3. Natalie January 23, 2014 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    And here I thought you were going to start talking about how in the winter months we actually need some of our body fat to keep us warm and then start to exercise more as it warms up. You know, flow with nature. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    On the other hand, I really want to take an adult cheerleading class now! Where do they have those around here? I also wouldn’t mind taking an adult ballet class either. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Crystal Collins January 23, 2014 at 8:43 pm - Reply

      I know right? I so want to do that just so I can say I did it!

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