I always had walls around "exercise." It took me back to those humiliating days in grade school when I was the clumsy kid, last chosen. I didn't have issues on the playground though. I could play on the bars, chase boys and play hide and seek. If I get out there and just play, be it dance, act, chase the dog, ride a bike or swing on the swings, I CAN move my body and burn calories. It's just a paradigm shift. In my mind exercise is bad, but play is fun, So I choose to laugh and play.
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I spend more and more time worrying about the little things, when I should really look at what I have. Two great kids, who are my biggest motivators to eat better, do more and relax and play games with them. I keep finding myself wondering what I would do without them, and the answer is simple NOTHING! I keep going because my kids keep going.
I also find it easier to play kickball and run the bases a few times a to keep my energy up all the while playing with my kids at the same time
I love playing table tennis (ping pong) so I joined a table tennis club and I play 2 times per week. I used to play to win and my whole effort was towards wining each game, wanting to win all the time took away from enjoying the game and my fellow players were my adversaries. Now I just play for having fun and putting all my effort into having fun and making sure that the people I play with also having fun.
My adversaries became my friends and I look forward each week to play with them. I have more fun and I enjoy the game much, much better.
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