I saw the title of this article the other day. “Ways to Make Fitness Fun.” Can fitness ever be fun? Maybe it’s my age, but fitness seems like work rather than fun. Lifting weights is a chore. Doing squats is a bummer. I don’t see the fun in it.
I know the article went on to show how to put variation in the workouts and involve your children, but adding tennis and running just doesn’t add any fun. Maybe it’s my definition of fun that’s faulty.
Webster says fun “is what provides amusement or enjoyment; specifically: playful often boisterous action or speech.” So fun should involve amusement or enjoyment. I get that sitting here writing these amazing blogs. I enjoy a rousing evening of TV on occasion.
Fitness doesn’t fit into my category of amusement and enjoyment. I do like to hike; at least I did like to hike. It’s getting more difficult, especially long hikes in the mountains. I do enjoy seeing the scenery but getting there, not so much.
I suppose it’s an attitude I should have. Fitness is fun, I should say. Getting healthy and staying healthy is more my speed. I don’t like exercise but I do like staying healthy, so I exercise.
I just changed my exercise schedule. Not that it made it more fun, but it did change the order and the length of some of my exercises. I exercise five days a week. Monday and Friday are upper body. Tuesday and Thursday are core. Wednesday is lower body, my least favorite.
While I can’t say exercise is fun, it’s not amusing or enjoyable, and I don’t do any boisterous action, it is definitely necessary to good health. Sometimes I do smile a little.