Why do we think of athletes as only as those who play on a pro-team? We are all athletes waiting to happen. It is just that some of us haven’t yet discovered our natural inner athlete… we all have one. Whether you were a high school basketball star or a bookworm, each of us has an inner athlete.
We just have to find out what we think is fun. Some people like golf, some like to walk, others like to swim. Before we had ESPN2 and Workout Videos we had to engage in some sort of play and exercise. All animals engage in play… it’s in our genes. We just have to find it and let it out.
Once you begin to experiment with different exercise classes and activities, you can find the one that fits best for you. To find your own personal balance you have to think of working out as an important part of your total health picture and not just as a way to help you squeeze into your high shchool jeans.
Don’t work out because you want to be perfect. Work out because your inner athlete is dying to play. Work out in order to be whole.