After yesterday’s incredibly difficult hike, I am not too sure what my plan is for exercising today just yet. I am not sore – which was a complete, yet pleasant, surprise when I awoke this morning – but I am not sure it is a great idea to push myself too much following such a great physical exertion either.
It really is a bit of a juggling act, trying to get in different types of workouts while ensuring that no one body part has too much strain put onto it. Yet, at the same time, I find that the way I implement activity into my life to be quite freeing.
I have discovered that not having a set plan, but simply doing something physical every day, works in ways I never thought it could. I generally like organized and set schedules and have utilized that type of exercise plan is the past. Of course, all of those attempts at weight loss eventually failed.
Now, I am finding that opening up the range of possibilities has really helped me to succeed. I never feel like I have faltered if I do not perform in a particular way. I do not view workouts with disgust. I actually look forward to being active, rather than dreading something that I am tired of or just outright dislike doing. Like everything else I know there is a chance that I will need to reevaluate in the future, but for now this liberty has allowed me to enjoy physical activity in ways I never dreamed possible.