I hope you all are having fun this Black Friday! I will be staying as far away from shopping as humanly possible, lol. I am also probably moaning from how much I ate yesterday and planning to eat this afternoon, so let’s talk about working off these meals. 🙂
Exercise can be a lot of fun in the right context. Some people enjoy the adrenaline rush and can have a good time working out anywhere. Other people, like me, have a much better time if the exercise is hidden into a fun activity or there is a partner involved. I cannot stand exercising just to exercise, but I don’t think about it if I’m playing a sport or walking with a friend.
I’m currently running the Crystal Light Challenge over at Crystal Clear Thoughts and have been thinking of all the ways I could exercise to succeed in my weekly goal of 90 minutes.
Here are some fun activities that I have participated in that helped me stay active in the past:
as a mode of transportation. When I graduated from college and took a cubicle job, I immediately gained weight since I was no longer rollerblading all day long.
I rarely thought about the exercise involved while I was running around the bases. I was just so happy that I hit the ball! I haven’t participated in my company’s softball league for 2 seasons and know I should go back. I think I was just trying to rebel.
I’ve also heard that kickboxing can fall into this category but haven’t tried it myself yet. I loved my karate classes and self-defense courses because I was getting a workout but was thinking about fighting instead. Kicking the crud out of padded shields is a lot more fun than treadmills in my opinion.
I’ve had several walking partners over the last few years and always had a good time chatting while putting in my hour for the day. I’ve walked around neighborhoods, in parks, and on a treadmill next to someone. It’s always more fun than exercising alone. Now if I could just find another buddy…reliable and dependable exercise buddies are few and far between around here. 🙁
What activities have you participated in that could give you a great workout? Do you already have a system you’d like to share?