Posted on May 13, 2011 at 9:50 PM
Do you consider yourself an outgoing person?
If you do I'm sure you are:
- Energetic in social settings
- Motivated to meet new friends
- Lead and organize social gatherings with your friends
The funny thing is all of these also apply to exercise. In fact, the whole idea of being outgoing translates to exercise. No, I don't mean go to the gym and talk someone's ear off. Being outgoing with exercise is not about being an extrovert, it's simply about taking the initituive to burn calories. I'm talking about being:
- Energetic in workout settings
- Motivated to meet (learn) new exercises
- Lead and organize group workouts with your friends
Being energetic while working out is as much of a physical state as it is a mindset . Physical energy is provided by sleep and adequate nutrition. The energetic mindset is all about enthuasism. Push away those lazy thoughts of "I'll workout later" or "It's been a long day," and get hyped to burn some calories. The way people talk about procrastination makes it sound like a disease - something that they can do nothing about and is inccurable. I am guilty of this just as much as the next person, but we really must realize we aren't helpless. Push aside those stalling thoughts - remember we control our thoughts, which control our actions. Be outgoing- get energized to workout!
Getting motivated to learn new exercises should be easy. What is more motivating than trying something new? It's hard to get excited to do the same workout routine you have done four days a week for the last year, so switch it up. Be outgoing- go look up new exercises online or in a fitness publication!
Being a leader is by no means an easy job, but it surely has big rewards. Getting a group of friends or coworkers together to workout can be complicated and frustrating, but think about it's pay out. You get to better your body and lifestyle while bonding with friends. Gathering your friends for a fitness class or just going on a group run can be so advantageous to the body and mind. Eventually, your spirits will be high and weigh low. Be outgoing - gather a group to exercise!