You might blame skipping your run, yoga class, or kickboxing class on 1) the weather, 2) a headache, 3) the traffic, or 4) doing your hair, but if you really dig deep you might find that all of those excuses are just covering the fact that you really just don't want to do it. It's OK to admit to it, in fact, it's beneficial if you do.
Fitness shouldn't be one more chore on your endless to-do list, it should be an escape from everything that controls your time. That's why it's so important to find the fun in fitness!
If you don't like running, don't do it. If you can't stand doing a workout DVD, then don't do it. The point is, there are as many ways to live an active life as there are ways to not. You have to find something you love doing, and when you do, you'll start making excuses to skip all the other stuff just so you can swim, hike, dance, play tennis, or spin.
You don't have to belong to a gym to become a runner, a swimmer, a yogi, a hiker, a dancer, or even a cyclist. All of these activities, and so many more, are available to you in a number of ways. If you do pay for that gym membership, get more out of it by experiencing a new kind of class like spinning, weight training, Zumba, Pilates or a boot camp.
We share a few ideas here for you to explore a new way to get fit. Most importantly, a fun way to get fit.
Speaking of trying something new, grill those juicy in-season peaches for a surprising and savory flavor that pairs well with grilled meats, as a dessert, or to top salads. (Image by Flickr user mccun934)
August Giveaway: The Firm Fitness DVDs and Wholly Guacamole
It's one of the most popular DVD fitness programs of all time, and this summer's update means a fresh take on at-home fitness for its loyal followers.
The FIRM has been a trusted name in exercise and fitness for years, with workouts designed to empower women to work towards their best bodies and achieve total body fitness in the comfort of their very own home.
We're in week 7 of Courtney's Summer Challenge. With five more to go there is still plenty of time for you to start participating in her simple, yet effective, weekly challenges. So far we've drank more water, walked each day, and gotten more sleep. This week, leaving our comfort zones!
The content of this e-newsletter is for informational purposes only and is not to be perceived as providing medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should seek the professional advice of your medical doctor prior to beginning a new diet or weight loss program.