June 17, 2012

Goals: Important?

I like the idea of working out more. I mean, I do. I like the idea of not being so easily winded, and just having a little more all-around stamina. Not so much weight loss or anything. Just stamina, really. We were looking for gyms for us all to join together, and that’s a thing, I suppose, but it makes me really worried. Like, I’m really worried about the idea. Classes would be nice, things would be nice… but I feel like it’s all just going to end up going to waste.

Don’t you need to be passionate about these things to make them work? Don’t you need to have a goal? Like I said, I’d like to not be so easily winded, but that isn’t really an exciting goal. Again, I don’t really care about losing weight, perse, though I’m sure that would be helpful for me to do. I sure as fuck don’t want more muscle. I don’t care about sports or other things where building up physical prowess is going to be something that gives me a big advantage to enjoy. It’s just this thing I’m supposed to be doing. I’m goal-less. And I know me well enough that doing something without a clear goal in mind is just not going to work out for me. Even things I’ve done to be a bit more healthy, such as trying to cut down significantly on things like soda and whatnot, were motivated by improving my budget more than anything, to be honest.

I just don’t know what my goal is here. I don’t know what will end up motivating me to go do that as opposed to work on a project I do care about, or grab some leisure time I may desperately need once the new semester starts, you know? I just don’t have this plan set in my head so that I know it will work, and that makes me worry about putting down money, much less signing a contract.

Goodness, I don’t know. Maybe I’m being dumb about it all. But that’s sort of where I am right now.

This is probably the most useful advice I have to anyone trying to get into shape. Don’t join a gym… first off, you’ll have to pay for a year membership which is pretty expensive, not to mention any classes you are going to take. Second you will definitely discover -driving- to the gym and then working out and then -driving- home will be awful, you won’t want to do it.

I would 100% recommend taking Q for walks around the block or further, the first benefit of this is it is free, the second it’s really easy to start, you don’t have the driving time in the middle to think about how much you don’t want to work out. Thirdly dogs that go on walks daily will be healthy, happy dogs with longer lives.

It benefits everyone, and if it’s just a simple walk around the block, done daily or even bi-daily it can be relaxed and enjoyed with a loved one. Take one in the morning and then in the evening while the sun goes down.

^_^ I hope you like this advice, I am someone who had a gym membership for a long time and I have been walking my dog for months, along with lowering my amount of eating I have lost 50 pounds and found that I can not only walk without being winded I’ve taken up running.


Comment by Kale — June 18, 2012 @ 2:15 am

Walking was awesome for me, because I would walk away from the house for a mile or so until I was feeling kind of tired and bored, then I had to walk all the way back home, haha. If I were on a treadmill I would get bored halfway through and could immediately stop at any time, but this made sure I got a full amount of walking in.
Summer and winter are way too extreme weather-wise for me to want to walk outside, but my co-worker talked me into joining her Zumba class at the local activity center. I am horribly clumsy and knew none of the songs they were dancing to, and overall it seemed like it was seriously not my kind of thing, but somehow 45 minutes of jumping around/cardio really flies by, so I’m glad I tried it out.

Comment by Togii — June 18, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

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