Where do you spend your energy? Why do you exercise? To burn calories, to be healthy or is it because you love it? This subject has always puzzled me. Yesterday we walked 10 km in the mountains with my dog and my husband. We sweated, struggled, breathed the fresh air, and we had a picnic. We spent a very enjoyable 4 hours, and the weather was not very good. It could have been a gloomy Sunday at home.
On the one hand, there are those who (almost) never do sports, on the other hand, there are those who do it with great passion and on the other hand, there are those who do it in the form of duty, cursing and swearing in their blood-sweat. Are you one of them? What is your relationship with sport? Mine is mixed!
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I have a love for gymnastics and ballet from childhood, which has now evolved into yoga. I have a love-hate relationship with running, I haven’t figured it out yet. Workout-working with weights has been on-off in my life since adolescence. But I have been doing it regularly and consciously for 2-3 years. I started back with a whimper and now I can’t do without it! I don’t count walking because it’s always there. Not just as a sport, but a daily dose of therapy! But now that has turned into another passion in recent years: hiking/trekking!
In the “Mindful Eating and Yoga” Training, @michelmay explains this very well. Those who have a healthy and naturally fit body do sports not for duty, but as a natural activity that comes from within and often with a “love” (passion). They don’t set out to burn calories, but in the end they naturally burn calories too. This is how they spend their energy and keep a balanced life.
How to Start Doing Exercises?
I would say, find a “sportive activity” that you love. Develop and improve your body and capacity for the sake of it. So that you can enjoy the sport more. Develop your muscles, increase your aerobic capacity, learn to improve your heart rate. This can be just walking, running, rowing, mountain climbing, swimming, dancing, boxing, sailing, yoga… whatever you like. Have a goal in that sport, e.g. to do long highland walks, learn a new dance, compete in amateur competitions in a rowing team, etc.
Naturally, when you combine a few basic sports, muscles, bones, heart, pulse, you turn into a different person. You become more vigorous, energetic, healthy and joyful. The last example from our family: My mother is 80 years old, fortunately she is generally in good condition, but she started to have difficulty walking. She started to build muscle with the Slow Zone technique workouts and now it is easier for her to walk to the market, walk around on trips, climb stairs. A little perseverance, a little challenge, taking that first step, going and finding a teacher-coach-exercise and making an investment will be the most important step you will make for your quality of life.
What do you think? Do you have such examples? Please share with us and motivate each other.