Be genuine, energetic, tenacious, fearful, inspiring, thankful
Morning workout was a killer. Proud to say that my little group kicked ass! We had two new friends joining us, Maggie and Gabby’s dad, and I must say I was impressed at their work ethic, energy, and positive attitudes to try a work out created by some crazy 20-year old ex-athlete.
Afterwards, I was eating breakfast in the caf and I realized I was really inspired by two things:
1. Gabby’s dad’s kick-assness
2. My boyfriend’s dad saying how my blog is inspiring him
I realize that not everyone can curl 100 pounds, and that some people struggle with 10, but you know what, IT IS OKAY. Being healthy doesn’t mean going to the gym for three hours a day, seven days a week. It means doing whatever makes you feel good. For some people it is a CrossFit type workout, others may just enjoy doing light weights and lots of cardio.
Whatever floats your boat. It is your life, your health, and your happiness. No one can take that away from you and no one should put you down for not fulfilling their standards of what is a good workout. Everyone is at a different stage in their journey and everyone works at a different pace, or walks to the beat of their own drum. However you want to look at it! Personally, I think I run to the beat of a song in a different language, but hey — I’m happy. And in love with my body. And my life. And my friends and family. And in the end, that is all that matters.
So, if you are looking for some ways to stay healthy without killing yourself, here is what you need. You ready? The secret is…. 30 minutes to an hour a day. That’s it. That is all you need to get your blood pumping and your heart rate up. Here are some ideas for those who want to keep it simple:
– Walk briskly
– Swim laps
– Play tennis
– Try the elliptical
– Go for a light jog
– Kick a soccer ball, throw a football
– Just be active
It’s your workout. It’s your life. Fit your exercise into your schedule and just do it.
I leave you with this inspiring (and kind of humorous) photo.