Is doing something you love ever really a challenge?
Yes, we work hard in the gym. But we look forward to and enjoy the process, reflecting at the end of the day on our accomplishments with satisfaction and gratitude.
Running 5k is hard work too. But the sense of enjoyment earned from completing the practice outweighs the fear of any pain you may endure during the run itself.
Regardless of the activity, if you enjoy the practice then the challenge won’t seem so challenging.
If you love doing something then why would you not do it every day? And if you have the chance to do something you love every day then surely you are onto something pretty special?
The exercise, therefore, isn’t the challenge. The challenge is finding a form of exercise you love enough that you want to keep doing it.
If you crack this then the hard work required to reap the benefits just won’t seem so hard anymore.
And, remember, finding a form of exercise you love is a challenge everyone should embrace and work hard to achieve.
Regular exercise is so important and beneficial to our physical and mental wellbeing, as well as for injury and disease prevention, that it should be 100% non-negotiable.
But the beauty is that it doesn’t matter what you do. What matters is that you do something to raise your heart rate and move your body regularly.
Finding an exercise regime you truly enjoy and are passionate about really is winning one of life’s jackpots. And being active and healthy will have a huge positive impact on all other areas of your life.
So get out there and experiment.
Walk, run, cycle, cycle off-road, cycle on road, row, lift weights, swim indoors, swim outdoors, join a pilates class, do an online bounce class, climb a mountain, climb the stairs, skip rope, jump up and down on the spot, play wrestle with your kids, play wrestle with your dog……just get out and do something and keep doing ‘somethings’ until you find that something you enjoy.
That’s the challenge, trying enough stuff to find out what you enjoy.
Once you find it, the hard work of competing with yourself and improving no longer feels like a challenge.