Hello my fantastic followers...all four of you WOOHOO!!!! You are all loved.
I hope that everyone was able to enjoy a fabulous holiday weekend and is well rested for the short week at hand. I apologize to my readers for being a little off schedule again, but it seems that Safari desires my doom. And that is why I am currently rewriting to you on Thursday.
In any case, I'd like to share a personal passion of mine with you today. HEALTH AND FITNESS. These may be two of your most dreaded words in the english language or they might be two of your absolute favorites. Today, I want to speak to those of you who have never seen the gym or any form of long-term exercise as anything other than a failed new years' resolution. I'll start by saying that I'm not one of those loonies that runs mile after mile after mile for pleasure *albeit I have the utmost respect for those of you who run marathons, I do not like that*. What I find most enjoyable about the gym is the continued ability to challenge myself week after week to rise to new levels through varying modes and difficulties. The gym is a therapeutic place for me where everything in life fades into the background as all of my attention and focus are driven towards making my body fall to my will. But enough about my passion for the gym.
The key to making anything stick is to make it something you enjoy. If you go into the gym week after week and you hate it or loathe your time there, you're doing it wrong. No matter the walk of life, the best possible outcomes will rise from your own passions. Some that you've always known you love and some that completely took you by surprise. This is the same in exercise, you must find something you enjoy.
For several years I worked at a rock climbing gym in Rockville called Earth Treks. It's a fantastic place for people of any age to go experience the adrenaline pumping fun of climbing in their own neighborhood. And it's not a joke, indoor climbing is a sport and there are climbs that you could train your whole lifetime and probably still not be able to climb. But that's the fun of it, challenging yourself without even thinking about it. When you begin pushing yourself more without thinking about it, you're on your way to a new favorite hobby.
Another personal favorite of mine is laser tag. Yes, that is something that you did when you were a child.... unless it wasn't around when you were a child. But it is not just for kids, at least not the way that I play it. You do not know the meaning of the word DEATHMATCH if it only refers to something you did in a video game. If you aren't sweating when you come out of laser tag, you are NOT DOING IT RIGHT. Laser tag is an exhilarating experience that everyone should try.
This brings me to my last favorite. ULTIMATE FRISBEE!!!! if you've never played, imagine football without the tackling and a frisbee instead of a football. Now you're starting to get the picture. This is an epic game. As a matter of fact my friends and I are trying to start an UF club this semester so if you or your friends are interested leave me a comment!!!!
Well I suppose I've badgered you, who don't exercise very often, enough. Though I hope that I've changed your thoughts about whether or not it can be fun a little bit. If anyone wants to talk about anything having to do with lifting or exercise in general I'm always up for a discussion. Leave a comment!
your gym rat and laser nerd,