Not everyone likes exercise. For some people the idea of getting sweaty in the gym with a bunch of strangers is one of life’s biggest turn offs. But it is possible to exercise in ways that have nothing to do with grunting meatheads lifting weights.
Exercise can be fun!
All it takes is a little mindset shift to realise that the things we love doing can actually be seen as exercise. In this new series, each month I will give you an example of something you can try (or flip your mindset around on) to easily add movement/exercise into your regular routine.
I have to start this “Exercise can be Fun” series with dance. Having been a ballet student for 12 years it is something that I have always loved, but I’m not sure I can say ballet itself is fun. It is a very hard, disciplined workout.
In fact, about 10 years ago (in my early 30’s) I thought I would try ballet again for fun. I found a local school that “catered to all ages” and when I spoke to the teacher she said I was more than welcome to come. When I rocked up I was the oldest one there by about 20 years!! I did the class but was unable to walk properly for about 3 days. That was the end of my ballet come-back.
But I still love to dance!
Dancing comes so naturally to us. We have all seen little toddlers shaking their booty to the music and grinning from ear to ear. It’s something that helps us connect to our hearts & souls.
There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of dance – Zumba, belly dancing, ballroom and freestyle.
One of my favourite things to do (especially when I’m stressed) is kick off my shoes and dance up a storm to this song! Its much better than just reaching for the wine or chocolate.
What’s your favourite song to get down and groove to? Share it in the comments section below.
And if you would like to get fitter, healthier and happier than ever then join my free webinar on Tuesday 21st February at 6.45pm WA Time to learn the solutions to the 5 most common excuses for “why I don’t exercise”. This fun & imformative webinar will help you make some simple mindset shifts so you can incorporate regular exercise into your busy life. Register here.