I agree Jipster, I have also learned a lot about health & fitness in the past few months. I've always known a fair amount, just never actually applied any of it. What makes this journey fun for me is reaching little goals, including staying within the calorie count (that's the accountant in me!).
I also like finding fun activities for exercise that aren't technically a workout. Like the rowing, only I like to roller skate, bowl, mow grass, etc. Cooking isn't fun for me, unfortunately. I wish it were!
Trying new recipes is always fun. And I discovered Zumba last fall and absolutely love it. Also love learning about nutrition, healthy lifestyle, etc. I know so much more about health and fitness than I did even a year ago.
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This thread was started a long time ago, but I just wanted to reply to say, hey! Another rower!
My motivation is to get fit for rowing- I recently injured my knee, so I've had to sit out on winter erg training for the past few weeks, and I'm dying to get back. Not because erg training is so much fun (although training with people from my club makes it so much more palatable!), but I really want to get myself fit enough so I can go out this spring and row any boat they need to put me in. Sometimes we don't always have an even # of people show up to practice, so if I need to go in a double scull because the seats in the 8+ or 4+ boats are already seated, I want to be able to row it without getting tired (and subsequently flipping)!
At least I've got an appointment with a sports medicine doctor today, so I'm hoping to get an action plan for rehab soon!
For me the fun is finding creative ways to keep moving. Dancing while doing house chores, going up and down the staris a few time at work just to pump my blood. Some of it feels very silly, but for the most part I LIKE to be silly
I want a new pedometer because I had alot of fun trying to get those numbers as high as possible.
So we all know that weight loss is work. That we have to put our nose to the grindstone and try super hard to get through tracking food, ignoring our favorite treats, pushing through hard workouts...but all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. And it makes CoxBeth cranky.
So what part of this weightloss journey is fun for you? What are you doing to MAKE it fun?
I'm getting back on the water as a rower, which is an absolute blast for me.
I'm trying new recipes and new foods, which is also fun.
I'm having fun learning how to video blog here on SP.
What about you? What's the fun part of this journey?
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