Exercise doesn’t have to be something we endure.
When we choose the activity…we can like exercise!
Start thinking about a fun activity that gets your body moving.
My favorite is walking.
I also like bicycling, hiking, canoeing and kayaking.
My friend has discovered water aerobics and loves it.
Another friend walks on the treadmill while watching TV.
If you have any health issues that make movement difficult it is imperative that you visit your Doctor and have a wellness checkup first.
To help you discover the activity that’s fun for you, here are some questions to get you thinking. Go ahead take the quiz!
Indoors or outdoors?
Alone or with people?
Do you want to spend money?
What did you like as a child?
What have you tried before and quit? Think about why it didn’t work.
Are you competitive?
Is there something you’ve always wanted to try?
Do you need an accountability partner?
What is your daily schedule like? When can you exercise?
Here are my answers to the quiz.
I hope they help you discover your activity.
I like outside exercise except in the winter.
I prefer to exercise with someone.
I don’t like to spend money. I want to exercise for free.
When I was a child I played and hiked around our little hobby farm all the time.
I bought an exercise bike and then a ski machine and found out I hate working out on machines.
I am not competitive. I don’t like organized sports. But I do like it when my Fitbit prompts me to walk 250 steps every hour. I want to win!
I would like to do an organized 5 K walk/run.
I don’t need an accountability partner. I really just love to walk.
I have lots of flexibility in my daily schedule.
Walking is my best choice! I really like it! I walk inside in the winter and outside during the other seasons. The only cost is a good pair of walking shoes.
My husband, Don usually walks with me. We try to walk right after work before we have dinner. (When I’m really organized I put something in the oven to cook while we walk.) On the nights we can’t walk together I often watch TV and walk on the spot or do a Leslie Sansone walking DVD.
What’s your favorite activity?
Enjoyment is vital!
It has to be fun!
Now that you found your activity – be intentional; fit it into your day. Yes, it’s that easy!
TODAY’S little STEP: Take the quiz. Find the fun – the physical activity you like best. Make a plan to fit it into your daily schedule. Just do it!
Share your fun ideas.