Have you found your Soul Mate?

Are you the type of person that loves to workout? Or do you struggle with thoughts of every excuse in the book before each workout? If you never get excited about your workouts, and if you never look forward to them, then maybe you just haven’t found “The One.”  Because there is one. There is one that will get your heart pumping with adrenaline.  And there is one that when you finish will leave you feeling stronger, happier, more confident, and ready to take on your day.  It’s called your Soul Mate Workout.

I’m encouraging you to keep searching until you find it. Don’t settle, don’t get complacent, keep dating until you find the one. Because when you do, it just works. When you find the one that gets your heart pumping, you won’t think of exercise as “working-out” anymore. Like a good relationship, you don’t have to say anything, you just get it and you want to give it your all. You want to push yourself because you love it and the more you give, the more you will get.

So what am I talking about? What is a Soul Mate Workout? Maybe it’s a long run, maybe it’s a Zumba class or martial arts or swimming or yoga or PiYo or weight training or circuit training or dancing. Like finding a partner, there are a lot of fish out in the sea. And it’s different for everyone. But it’s out there. You just have to find it.

Here are some questions that might help you figure out what your soul-mate workout is:

What do you prefer: Indoor or outdoor, group or solo, team or individual, dance or athletic, competitive or noncompetitive, high-impact or low-impact, music or silence?

The sport you enjoy the most is?

What were you doing the last time you felt young and alive while exercising?

What kind of music inspires you?

Do you workout harder in the presence of others?

If you could go back in time and have really mastered a sport or activity, what would it be?

Reread your answers to these questions and try to summarize the type of exercise or activity you might have described. Now take a moment to write a list of the activities you commit to “trying” in the next month. Who knows, maybe you’ll find the One. And when you do, don’t be swayed by new fads, or new promises of instant weight loss, doing what you love is the surest way to ensure you will be fit for life!

Have a great week,
Meryl

 

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