“I hate exercise, it’s boring”
“How can anyone bear to go to the gym?”
“But it takes such a long time”
“I can’t stand being in a group exercise class”
“Exercise just isn’t for me”
I’ve heard all these. I’ve said quite a few myself! But *ta dah* exercise can be fun. It isn’t all treadmills and weights, group classes and lycra. It isn’t just the formal workouts included in magazines. It’s so many other fun things that as adults we find we’ve consigned to the “things I did when I was little” basket. How about resurrecting some of those? How about we redefine exercise as “moving your body while laughing out loud”? Or “getting healthier while getting happier”?
Mmmkay. What do you suggest Emily?
Well… I suggest thinking back to what you enjoyed as a child. Did you love doing cartwheels? Go and try again now. Did you love wheelbarrow races? Find a buddy to wheelbarrow with. Were you always climbing trees? Have a look around your local park for something suitable to clamber up.
Don’t want to try childhood things? OK. I defy you to play air guitar to your favourite rock track without a) getting a sweat on and b) cheering up immensely.
Yes, these are all ways to have FUN while you exercise. No gyms, no lycra.
Come over to my Embracing Fitness Community on Facebook for more fun ideas.