Simplifying My Fitness

by kristendom on January 9, 2013

I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to hold myself accountable to my one word (“simplify“) for this year, and I think what I’m going to do is try to set a new challenge for myself each week. I may not meet all of them, but whenever I can, I’ll find ways to simplify one thing at a time.

This week, I simplified my fitness. I’ve been a member of the rec center at my institution for a few years now, and I always struggle to get over there at lunch time to work out – one hour is just not enough time for a good workout, shower and make-up, plus travel time to and from the gym. And since it takes me a half-hour to drive into work, nighttime and weekend workouts just don’t happen. Sean joined a gym that’s about five minutes from our house a few months ago, and he’s been suggesting I join it for awhile, but I’ve avoided it for financial reasons (plus, it seems absurd to belong to two gyms – at least to me). But I finally decided to bite the bullet and do it – and then I’ll just drop my other gym membership since I never use it. Workouts will be in the mornings or evenings after Aedan is in bed, and we can still go on the weekends. There is daycare and a family pool and rock-climbing wall, so even Aedan will be able to enjoy something there.

Week one challenge complete: my workout has been simplified.

How are you living your one word or resolutions for the new year?

  • Leslie McMahon

    Making fitness more convenient and fun is the key to sticking to it. It should not take a degree in air traffic control (if there is such a thing) to coordinate a workout. As my life has changed, so have my preferred work-out times.

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