What do these things have to do with fitness goals? Well, in our society, it turns out a lot. Not having the “right clothes” to workout in or wearing the “wrong thing” keeps many of us from exercising. And our view of exercise is that it “has to” take place in a gym or workout class in order to “count.” Does this ring true to you? Write about it.
Do you feel like you have to be wearing certain clothes in order to exercise? Do you feel pressure to be “pulled together” from head to toe in order to move your body in front of other people?
What about location? Do you feel like in home workouts are as effective for you as gym visits or group classes? Write about how location effects how much you do or don’t move.
A potential resolution for clothing and location hang-ups is: Snacking. Not eating, but exercise snacking—incorporating movement throughout the entire day. For example: taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking around the block at lunch, running in the yard with your kids, stretching when you wake up or before going to sleep, doing kegals or bracing your abs while waiting in line, etc. Do you feel like exercise snacking could work for you? Write about it. Include what “snacks” you could fit into your lifestyle.
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