"And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling." - Shanti
Running through a sprinkler buck naked. Leaping from chair to chair, trying to avoid the lava at all costs. Having a shake-your-booty dance contest.
My kids find fun and exciting ways to get their hearts racing every day. In fact, it is their mission to play as hard as they can. Every day. And they continually inspire me get on the light-hearted, throw-caution-to-the-wind bandwagon.
In fact, just last night, I took a drop-in hip-hop dance class with a girlfriend......and let me tell you......we laughed (and sweated) our way through it all. You want me to strike a pose called "shopping bag arms"?! Let's do it!
We adults take life waaaayyyyy too seriously. And I am definitely a class-one offender.
But what about fitness? Do you take your workouts too seriously?
How do you feel before, during and after a workout? Is there fear, resentment, boredom, anger, and frustration? Or is there excitement, elation, gratitude, satisfaction and a sense of lighthearted joy?
Are you should-ing on yourself, guilt-tripping your workout into existence? Or are you prioritizing your workout, because it's honestly one of the best parts of your day?
The key to making fitness a part of your everyday routine, is to enjoy it!
Which is exactly why I love to mix it up and include all kinds of variety at the gym. Agility ladder? Let's hop-scotch it. Sledgehammer? Let's slam it. Cones? Let's race it.
Fun? Let's have it.
Whatever way you choose to get your blood pumping, make it something that puts a smile on your face. Because life is too short to begrudge your fitness.
Remember, you don't have to work up a sweat today. You get to.
And deep down, underneath it all, we all just want to have a shake-your-booty dance contest.