Thursday, January 14, 2010
YOOVIE posted a blog about her color of fitness with a link to take this simple online test to find out what your fitness personality color is. It thought it was fun and I took it too. Here is the link to the article and there is a link in the article to the actual test if anyone's interested.
Mine results said I was Saffron. Here's the description of a Saffron fitness personality.
Fitness Color: Saffron Seeking, Making Workouts into Play
Motivation, Approach, Focus
Saffrons prefer an easy-going and casual lifestyle and are attracted to easy access to exercise that requires minimal process or advance planning. Keeping plans to a minimum provides more opportunities to enjoy the kick they get when life hands them the unexpected. For them, serendipity provides an extra measure of enjoyment and fun. Though Saffrons appreciate being physically active, imposed routines and schedules that limit their flexibility to engage on their own terms soon become burdens that inhibit rather than encourage physical activity.
Although their outward demeanor is relaxed, inwardly Saffrons can be intense. With a challenge in front of them, they apply themselves to the task with quiet commitment. Competitive—with themselves more than others—Saffrons are engaged in setting difficult and often physically demanding goals. Physical pursuits are in fact a great balance to their intensity, providing a cleansing relief from constant inner analysis, debate, and searching.
Independent, and often perfectionists, Saffrons are drawn to activities that require a high level of performance. Boredom can be a concern for Saffrons, and they find satisfaction in physical pursuits that push them to higher fitness levels.
Saffrons maintain physical activity by finding elements of challenge, fun, freedom, and flow. They love creating a rhythm and keeping it going. Convenience is an important consideration—many Saffrons say it’s essential for making physical activity appealing. Every step they must take on the way to exercising is another opportunity to get off-track, so the fewer decision points between the idea and its execution, the better. With their intuitive natures, Saffrons can easily make the mind/body/soul connection and might be attracted to exercise with that as a component.
Environment and Interpersonal Connections
Saffrons lean toward outdoor settings for most of their cardio activities, enjoying the freedom and flexibility the outdoors provides. Although they might go to the gym for some of their cardio, many report their gym visits have a particular purpose, like lifting weights, for example. With their attraction to movement and flow, many Saffrons enjoy group fitness classes, if the music is to their liking and it’s fun!
Saffrons enjoy exercising alone—and with others, as long as the interaction is not demanding or confining. For instance, they might enjoy light banter with a running partner. It’s not unusual for Saffrons to train for a marathon with a family member or friend, but it won’t happen if there’s much to-do about dates and schedules ahead of time. Arrangements must be convenient and relaxed. Because Saffrons rarely consider themselves as part of a group, they deal better with a few like-minded people, rather than an organized gathering. For the same reason, Saffrons often choose unusual sports or activities, e.g. Ultimate Frisbee, Taiko drumming, or bouldering.
Saffron Efficients (INTP)
Saffron Efficients will seek trainers primarily when they want to learn specific skills or improve their performance in a particular area.
Saffron Harmonies (INFP)
Saffron Harmonies seek to partner with trainers. It is important that the trainer understands and is aligned with their values.
I thought it was interesting because it really does describe pretty closely what I am like. Thanks to YOOVIE for the link.
Saturday, January 09, 2010
Today I took my lab Abigail
to get her annual shots and city license. That is always so much fun!!! Not because she hates it or fights it, but because she just gets so darn excited! Since she weighs close to 100 lbs, trying to keep a very excited dog under control at the rabies clinic held at the Humane Society where there are other dogs and cats is my workout for the day LOL. She's excited to get in the car, she's excited to get there, she's excited to get out, she's excited while filling out paperwork and paying, she's excited while getting the shots, she's excited going back out the door again and excited getting into the car and excited about every dog, kid, person, bike, etc she sees on the street as we are driving. She's a bundle of energy. The volunteers at the shelter were laughing at her when I had to give her age and I told them she was 7 years old. They said she's more excited than the puppies that go through there! She's so funny. And she sheds a ton. So I have hair all over me by the time we get back and all over my car, which is why she doesn't get to ride with me as much as she would like to. I've tried covering the seats but it doesn't work. There is still hair everywhere and she's usually so excited that the covers don't stay in place long. But I do take her with me sometimes. I just have to know that when we get back I have to go vacuum the car out good before anyone else (including me on days when I'm working) gets in it so they won't get covered with hair. Which is where I'm off to now..... to the vacuum!
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