Reflecting on Exercise Goals
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
In Sparkcoach, I was asked to state a new exercise goal... something that is fun and that can motivate me to attempt to attain it on a long-term basis. I have never been a sports lover or an active person, which is why I'm probably in the weight-loss situation I am in right now. Very few exercise activities seem exciting or fun to me. Thus far, exercise has been a vehicle that I accept (I don't hate it) in my life to get the job done. I have never thought of exercise as fun, in and of itself.
Boy, I could really create a long list of exercises and activities I'm apathetic about! But wait, let me think about this a minute. There are one or two things that I think might happen to be potentially fun in my eyes. One is to buy a bicycle and to ride it to work. No, I don't see myself becoming a marathon biker or anything, but getting a bike and riding it to and from the L train in Chicago might be interesting. The second thing that might be fun, to me, is to learn women's boxing or kick-boxing. It would be nice to have a skill that would increase my confidence and allow me to feel like I could take care of myself, should a stranger try something with me. Plus, I sort of like kick-boxing moves.
Still, I'm not ready to commit to one or the other just yet. I am doing well right now with exercising 4 times a week by dvd and attempting to gradually increase my endurance and strength. But maybe I will be ready to revisit this idea of committing to a new activity by this summer.
If you are someone who felt like exercise was a chore, what exercises do you now find enjoyable?