Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Challenge to be Balanced

A life outside of the gym? Is it possible? Is it healthy?


Sometimes we get so caught up in competing or dieting or our body image that we forget there are other, more important, things in life too that provide a balance. Think about things you like to do.

Do you read? Knit? Ride a motorcycle? Dance? Write computer code? Draw? Collect figurines? Play softball? Play the trumpet? Travel?

There are so many hobbies and activities that contribute to our lives, making us well-rounded individuals. What do you do when you're not at the gym?

Work? Watch TV? Go shopping? Watch movies? Meet up with friends? Take the kids to the park?

Let's face it - we're only at the gym for a couple hours a day. There are still so many more hours in the day!

Do you make the most of your free time? Do you do things you enjoy? It can be so easy to get caught up in losing weight or competing, and to forget that there's so much more to life!

Yes, being fit and active IS a lifestyle ... but it doesn't have to be your WHOLE life, consuming every waking thought.

Here's a challenge for you: This week, try something different. Try something new. Go somewhere new. Eat a new food. Take your family somewhere you've never been before.

Live life to the fullest, enjoy the beautiful summer, and remember that each day is a gift.


  1. So you're saying I should stop bitching at my husband for working so much which is why I can't get to the gym as much as I'd like? =) Yes, it's so true! I find myself becomming obsessed with it sometimes. Guess it could be worse, but I need to tone it down a notch at times!

  2. Great usual. My balance comes in so many different forms, but truthfully do so much better when I have more to keep me busy! Enjoying a day tomorrow with the kids at the beach and searching the job market.