Lucas and I spent all weekend at a CrossFit Gymnastics certification to learn not only how to be better athletes, but progressions and pointers for our athletes at the gym trying to master certain skills.
The final takeaway from this weekend that our instructor said that stuck was that fitness should be fun. It doesn’t matter what you do, but do it. If it isn’t fun, you are doing something wrong.
I couldn’t agree more. There are so many fitness programs out there (home based, gym based), find one that lights your fire and do that. We all should be staying active not to squat a Victoria’s Secret model necessarily, but for functionality. To get up off the floor, to sit down and get back up off a toilet, to reach for the item on the top shelf of the cupboard, or to pick up our kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews. Start small, but just start. The initial few weeks are hard and challenging and you may want to just quit, but don’t because as time goes on you get stronger and it becomes less horrible. I won’t say easier as I think it should always be challenging. Add more weight, move faster, do the more challenging pose. Find a friend to do it with as accountability is a strong motivator. Continuously push and challenge yourself, but always remember to HAVE FUN!