How do you think about fitness and your wellbeing? Is it something you must do but don’t want to do? Is it a chore? Or is it a joy, a challenge, a blessing that you have the opportunity to be active and fit? I think health and fitness are all about the way we think about them.
Recently I mentioned to someone that I was having a meeting at my house the next morning at 9am. We had been out of town for the weekend and I wanted to mow, then the next morning after I worked out at the gym, I would set up for the meeting and potluck, do the drinks, bake the coffeecake, and any other final details.
“The gym!” That surprised my friend that I would go to the gym prior to being ready for guests at 9AM.
Here is what I was thinking. Of course I would go to the gym. Why wouldn’t I? Exercising in the morning is my way of life. Nothing interrupts that routine, (it’s just like brushing my teeth). I am thrilled and blessed that I GET TO be active everyday. I look forward to it. I know exactly what I am going to do the next morning (run, core and weights at the gym, bike, swim, walk, etc.) because before I go to bed, I throw my workout clothes on the floor of my closet. Boom! I wake up in the morning, put on what is on the floor and my day begins!
Ok, so I had to set my alarm just a little earlier that morning to get it all done, but the thought of not exercising was NEVER on my mind. Fitness is a part of me; it is what I do and who I am.
How does fitness relate to you and your life? What are you thinking?