Essentialism – Exercise

What I say NO to:

  • Guilt about not getting to the gym enough. It’s not that I won’t cancel a gym membership if it isn’t working for me, but I know that a lot of stuff is cyclical and if I miss a workout, it’s not the end of the world.

What I say YES to:

  • Spending some $$ on myself in this capacity. Right now I’m doing Orange Theory Fitness. It’s expensive, but I really like it. So I splurge.
  • Having fun with my “workouts” – tennis, hiking, biking, long walks with Matt or other friends, skiing, Just Dance with the kids? yes yes yes!
  • Yoga and more low impact stuff. I’m a pretty high-energy person, so it was always hard for me to feel like these were worth it, but they do make my body feel better. I am also very diligent about stretching post hard workouts for my nagging plantar fascists issues.
  • Trying things!