It always makes an impression on me when I see someone ‘working out’ (or not so much) at a gym… going through the (punitive) motions and clearly NOT enjoying themselves.
Sitting on a recliner bike, reading a magazine while very faintly pedaling or hunched over the stairclimber, weight bearing on the arms/wrists. hands with a pained expression on one’s face, or pliodding along outside with a look of desperation- is anyone who fits that description remotely enjoying themselves? I hardly think so!
Whenever I have a new client who comes to me and says, “I hate the gym” or “I hate running”, do you think I suggest that they join a gym or go on a run, respectively?
FIND WHAT YOU LIKE TO DO AND DO IT!
You’re not going to find me playing basketball; why? Because I don’t want to. It’s simply not my thing. Nothing wrong with it, no judgement, I just don’t want to do it.
If you don’t like running, try a dance funk class. If you hate cycling, go on a hike with your dog or your best friend. Despise the gym? Head to the ocean and go for a swim with your neighbor.
You get the idea.
Rethink how you approach exercise.
It is a gift, not a punishment, that you have the ability to move your body. Think of those who can’t and make the choice to do something good for yourself.
Not at New Year’s. Not at your next birthday.
Get outta bed and go get ’em!