Several events in the past week or so have reminded me that many people perceive working out as a miserable chore. A means to an end. An intimidating means to an end, no less. And let me tell ya, I get it!
Reading books written by fitness gurus, searching the internet, and even reading blogs can make fitness seem confusing and can lead one to believe they’ll never measure up to Blogger X/Fitness Guru Y/Diet Guidelines Z. You might not know where to start, what foods to eat, or even if you want to care about it!
But let me tell you – you can do it, and you need to care about it.
Some claim, between work/school/errands/LIFE, I don’t have enough time to workout. To that I say:
You might be saying, Four percent, schmore percent, I hate the treadmill and I don’t know any other way to work out. To that I say: Take a group fitness class! Classes are offered at gyms and local community centers. Find one. Go.
Now you might be thinking, Colleen. Jillian Michaels? Group fitness classes? Maybe waking up earlier than I have been? This sounds miserable. You’re insane. To that I say:
I don’t have abs. I can’t do a pull-up. I am incapable of sprinting. But I still keep at this thing called fitness because it works! It makes me happy, I maintain a healthy weight, and I feel good. If I can do it, so can you.
If this motivates one person to get off their ass today, I’ll feel fantastic.