As I drove to the gym today, I just wasn’t feeling it. Usually I am excited, ready to get my sweat on, be kid-free for a couple hours. Today I was tempted to just skip the workout and hang in the cafe instead, but I knew I would regret it later. I went up to the cardio room and did a quick warm-up on the elliptical. Then I headed down to the basketball court to work on my reverse walking lunges (no one to trip over down there). The court was empty, so I grabbed a basketball from the check-out desk and took a few shots.
I started in on the lunges. Down and back the length of the baskeball court.
50 lunges down, I took a few more shots. Hey, a few started to go in! 50 more lunges down and back. Now I was warm. The more I moved around, the better my shots became. Swish! I was really having fun now!
I ended up shooting around for a good 30 minutes, and you know what? I had fun. So much fun! And I got a workout in. Not my usual strength-training routine, but a fun feel-good workout. Exactly what I needed on a day like today.
The point? When you feel less than inspired, go do something fun.
What is the most fun form of exercise you can think of? Do you ever do it?