This morning I woke up and immediately slipped into gym clothes. I mindlessly laced up my shoes and haphazardly pinned my hair up into a mess that resembled a pony tail. If you can pick up on context clues, you have already made the connection that I wasn’t jazzed about going to the gym this morning.
I sat on the couch and pulled up some of my go-to blogs for workout inspiration. Surprisingly, nothing was jumping out at me.
I felt lazy and almost said “Forget it. Hopefully there’s an SVU marathon on this morning.”
But then I saw all these tweets about how nice the weather was this morning, and suddenly, I remembered:
…is more enjoyable than the treadmill.
So I decided I’d switch it up and take my main (furry) man on a long walk rather than half- assing it on the treadmill in a small, sweaty gym.
It’s amazing how much a 45-minute walk with in the sunshine with my dog impacted my mood. I wasn’t doing hardcore sprints, I wasn’t doing squats until I could no longer stand, and hell – I wasn’t even sweaty afterwards – but I felt good!
In my opinion, that’s what fitness is about. I’ll never run a marathon or have a six-pack, and that’s fine because those things aren’t for everyone (although I wish a six-pack was for me 😉 ) To me, fitness is about moving, variety, and feeling good yourself.
Let’s chat – Fill in the blank: To me, fitness is about __________.