It’s essential to take a pragmatic view of your fitness life. This is because fitness as a practice and purpose does not simply exist in a vacuum. It is something that deeply influences the flow of our lives, and gives us more room to grow in a general sense. Your business life, personal relationships, and of course health will be better off thanks to keeping in shape, thanks to the wondrous generation of cognitive and personal benefits you gain from this.
In other words, we all know that working out is important if we hope to be the most powerful and courageous women we can be. But finding a pragmatic method of implementing this inside our schedules can be a difficult task because there are a plethora of other necessary daily activities willing and ready to absorb our time, energy levels, and positivity.
So this means our fitness life needs to be supportive, not draining. It needs to help with stress and our cognitive maintenance. But most importantly of all, it needs to be enjoyable. With these tips, you’ll find this is truly possible.
Find Your Convenience
It’s not a great feeling in a person to hope for convenience in their fitness efforts. When we think of our future fitness life, we might adopt an idealized version. Perhaps we assume in a movie-like montage fashion that we will one day climb up a mountain with ease, parkour our way around the city or sprint through the city after a thief. Of course, if you train enough these things could happen. But they will not be convenient, nor are they practical for the everyday. Simply choosing options to keep fitness pragmatic, continually relevant and easy to access in your life could be considered one of the best tools and methods to push forward.
It might be that you join a gym right next to your place of work, and use your lunchtimes to enjoy twenty minutes weight lifting or using the stationary bike to begin. You may join a running club during the weekends, or even join a martial art to experience a graded system of progression. This is great for beginners wishing to enjoy a sense of community with their fitness life, and to learn tangible skills rather than simply exercising blindly.
Try and Enjoy It
It’s easy to consider fitness as some horrible and grim duty you need to carry out, lest you feel absolutely awful. It seems like a ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ sort of situation. We often think that we need to grimly bear the morning exercise or we’ll feel lethargic by the evening. Of course, there’s no reason why exercise should feel terrible as prescribed. It needn’t be that bad. If you focus on trying to enjoy your fitness life, you’ll automatically see just how many options open up to you. For example, it might be that so far you have chained yourself to the treadmill. It might not have occurred to you that you also need to run outside in order to enjoy the breadth of the experience and feel the wind through your hair as you run across varied terrain seeing the beauty of the natural landscape. Over time your fitness efforts will likely become the favorite part of your day. It’s freeing to realize you have made this transition in attitude, and will only spur further motivation for progress.
Use It To Help
Office life, family life, future planning, financial management, political discourse, and trying to find enough hours in the day are all pretty trying activities. Some more than others, but collected together, it’s a wonder we have any energy at all at the end of the day. And this is hardly the only activities or considerations most people are engaged in. This is where fitness can come to the rescue. Instead of viewing your fitness life as yet another worrisome issue, considering how it might help can truly help you in the long term.
Use it to help. Use it to stress-bust. Use it to express the frustrations that you might be feeling in the office, or perhaps to overcome a challenge due to struggling with another elsewhere. This redemptive power of exercise can help you become the strongest version of yourself because the effort of training and exercise is a microcosm and metaphor for that which we go through every day – and that’s overcoming challenges.
With these tips, you are sure to take a more pragmatic attitude to fitness.