There was one problem with it, I had given them this motivational tool but wasn’t setting an example by using it myself. I would go for the occasional walk around the neighbourhood, but on other days I could easily find an excuse to not go (too hot, too close to dinner, I’ll go tomorrow etc). Not a particularly good display of pushing myself. Until recently…
The next couple of days were interesting; my hands, arms & legs all hurt & I whinged a fair bit too, but it was a ‘good’ pain so I decided to sign up for a month and try some more classes and challenge myself. That was 6 weeks ago, I am now going to 3 boxing classes a week and really enjoying each one. I’m doing a boxing cardio class which involves boxing along with other fitness and strength exercises which differ from week to week and 2 boxing circuit classes which also involves boxing followed by a circuit using equipment like medicine balls, weights, and kettle bells. Each class I can feel myself getting fitter and stronger and I push myself to punch harder, run faster, use a heavier piece of equipment and attempt more repetitions.
Weight Watchers, where being lazy would lead to buying takeaway food, leading to weight gain and more laziness.
- Find an exercise or activity that you enjoy
- Challenge yourself – set a goal, measure your performance and try to improve the next time you get out there
- Find out your motivation – losing weight, getting fit, being more active to play with your kids
- Try something new - shake up your exercise routine occasionally
- Have fun!
Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.