|Paperweight? - old me|
It's true! I didn't, in my heart, believe I would grow old. I thought something would happen before I got that far.
In any case, I realized that old age was going to suck unless I took action, because I was weak, very over weight, and I smoked two packs a day. I quit smoking, I addressed eating better, but then... I needed to take up a physical activity.
Most of us fall into two camps when it comes to things like this: self-directed, and other-directed.
- Self-directed people can set a workout routine and just stick to it on their own schedule. My husband is like this, as is many people I know. They run, bike, work out at home, go to the gym, whatever, without any outside influence at all.
- Other-directed people need to have outside influences keeping them motivated. Things like fitness (and martial arts) classes, workout buddy arrangements, and physical trainers are what they need to keep going. I fall into this camp - I need an appointment and someone else to help me be accountable.
|Me in my first gi and|
first white belt
So I'm starting to work with a physical trainer in 2014 to get to a level I'm comfortable with and can learn to maintain in preparation to have our own school in five or ten years time. I'll let you know how it goes.
What are your fitness goals, and what are you doing to address them? Any tips? Let me know!