I’m in full “Pumpkin Boot Camp” mode over here so I thought that today’s blog could be about how to make fitness fun. :)
I just had a conversation with a gal who told me she doesn’t like to exercise because:
- Going to the gym is boring
- I don’t know the right exercises to do – or proper form
- I want to lift weights but don’t like being around all the men lifting weights
While those may sound like excuses (and often they are), I actually consider them valid reasons for not wanting to exercise.
Mainly, if fitness isn’t FUN it’s hard to sustain it long-term.
I mean, how could you actually look forward to grueling workouts, with people you don’t know, in a place you feel uncomfortable, doing exercises you have no clue about???
(Maybe that was a run-on sentence ending with a proposition but you get what I mean!
If you find yourself in this situation, here are some things you can do:
1. Stop doing something you dislike!
What’s the point of being miserable when exercising? How long do you actually think you can sustain that routine? Instead, find something you actually WANT to do!
2. Get an accountability partner.
I’m sure you’ve heard this before, that two are better than one. When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, being “an island” is definitely NOT in your best interest!
Ask a friend or your spouse to join you in your healthy efforts – and enjoy the camaraderie as you get fit together! And you can add some laughs by wearing silly stuff (check out what Jo wore yesterday!)
What about you?
I’d love to hear what you plan to do to keep fitness fun – especially as the weather gets colder and the holidays make it easy to overindulge.
Please share your top ideas below! You’ll be an inspiration – helping others to stay on track!
If you’re in the area, be sure to come join us on October 25th for our 8th Annual “Yippee Hippee” Pumpkin Boot Camp! Talk about making fitness FUN!
Here’s what’s going on:
9 – 10 AM Pumpkin Workout
10 AM All-ages Trick or Treat!
10:30 AM Costume Contest (Wear your best Hippie outfit!)
There will be food, prizes galores, and tons of laughs! You can register at PumpkinBootCamp.com or click this cute little picture below. :)
Hope to see you there!
Committed to your success,