Tired of being lazy? I was, but not anymore.
OK, let me start off by saying I’m not the fittest or healthiest person in the world, but over the last few years I have started to notice things, take more care of what I eat, exercise regularly (not as much as I should), and generally look after myself a bit more. I’m not in perfect shape, but I have made drastic changes in my lifestyle -and best of all, I can see the changes!
So, why does it feel like everyone is suddenly becoming a fitness/health fanatic? Funny enough, I believe it’s primarily because of social media. I believe a large amount of people who weren’t exposed to this kind of lifestyle have become more familiar with it through social media and the internet, and have decided to give it a go. Now this is where the magic happens, once they give it a go, it becomes sort of like an addiction, a need to improve day by day, a way to prove to themselves that they have it in them to do whatever they desire (or at least try!).
We all look for excuses at some point to not exercise, but once you actually start and get into a routine you will look for an excuse to not stop! Set yourself realistic goals, do something you’re passionate about – not what everyone else is doing – there are plenty of options.
Don’t like being stuck within the 4 walls of a gym? Why not ride your bike and find the perfect sunset, even take a power walk around your hometown, you’ll probably notice things you never had before. If you like water, have a go at water-sports (surfing, swimming, windsurfing, kiteboarding, kayaking, rowing, waterpolo…). Don’t like getting wet? Try tennis, horse-riding, trekking, or whatever it is you like doing – if you enjoy it you won’t see it as a chore but as a hobby.
So get up, do something, and don’t forget to stretch 🙂 I’m off for a walk now, maybe I’ll even find some inspiration.