Exercise can become monotonous. Monotony can almost be compared to insanity. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again ending up with the same results. That isn’t living to me nor is it exciting by any means. Your body will get acclimated to the same exercises by the way. In order to change your body, you have to change-up your routines. What could be better than changing your “gym” routine; what about participating in activities outside the gym?
Activities that came to mind are: volleyball, soccer, football, basketball, my personal favorite: hiking, and any outdoor fun that you can think of! These activities can be more strenuous, burning more calories and working different parts of your body that you don’t normally use. I personally enjoy hiking outside of going to the gym because it is exhilarating!! I don’t even realize the time, it just flies by. I push myself effortlessly to reach my destination no matter how hard the trail may be.
I feel a sense of freedom and peace (just to mention a few other benefits/emotions experienced) when hiking! Oneness with god’s creation is an unexplainable feeling. I soak in all the colors, the geography, animals, plants, silence from the bustling noise of cars, music of nature, every aspect of the atmosphere and find myself pondering more deeply as to how beautiful life truly is. If that’s not worth being outside of the gym to have physical activity, then I don’t know what is.
Change it up people. Live a little. Break the cycle of monotony, and move your booty. 🙆