I have a love/hate relationship with the whole fitness thing. I love the idea of how your body feels and looks from a regular routine. I love the idea of all the various ways you can exercise. I love all the cute little outfits you could buy to wear while exercising. I hate the fact that I am lazy, and my mind cannot convince my body to get moving.
Don’t get me wrong, I want to be fit. I have been wanting to be so my whole life. In high school, I wanted to be one of the sporty girls, who played volleyball or field hockey. I saw girls running and playing soccer and wanted to do the same thing. But I was never really motivated to get out there and show them what I got. Or maybe it was fear that held me back…fear of failure, fear of letting the team down, or fear of getting hurt. Whatever the reason, I didn’t become the sporty girl. Instead, I became the smart aleck funny girl. Hey, it’s a good place to be, because let’s face it, I’m hilarious…you know it’s true, LOL, but I just wish I had done a little bit more.
As an adult, I have tried all sorts of things from aerobics videos to power walking to light at home weights to yoga…I get all excited to get going, but then motivation is fleeting, and I fizzle out. Have I just not found my groove yet? Do I just need someone to coach me and make sure I get my workouts in? Do I need to join a gym to make sure I go because I wouldn’t want to waste the money I spent by not using it? I don’t have all the answers, but I am looking for them.
The one thing I would love to try, but it does kinda scare me is CrossFit. For the past few years, I have watched the competitions and followed my favorite athletes on Instagram. I love that it has all the things built into one workout, but the workout changes daily. Then I started learning what a regular CrossFit Box (gym) is like. People of all ages and all physical capabilities are there. I saw stories of people in their 70’s just getting started and keeping themselves mobile and I am digging it. I saw community and culture, which is something I love. Everybody cheering you on, even if you’re the last person to finish the workout. This is a place I could totally get into, and I am going to give it a try.
I said this was the year of trying new things and getting myself together and being fit is top priority. I will check out CrossFit, I will come up with an eating plan that works for me. I have been eating mainly plant based these past 2 weeks, it’s something I enjoy, and I want to add it into my daily lifestyle, but I will not be totally plant based. That is just not for me.
But fitness will be something I add to my daily mix. I have let my body off the hook for the last time. This is the year of transformation; this is my year to get fit. You will never see my name in lights or catch me out on the competition floor, but I just may end up the sporty girl after all.
***Question for the comments…Do you like to work out? What is your favorite type of exercise to do? If not, any particular reason?
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