This is a picture of the indoor soccer team my husband and I play with on Friday nights. We love this active date night activity. And we love doing it with friends who also value physical fitness and fun. I would much rather spend some time with my husband sweating and scoring goals than sitting in a dark movie theater. There is nothing quite like sweating and firing off endorphins to create lasting memories. I love when my husband gives me a great pass right in front of the goal and I put it in the back of the net. The perfect Tanner assist and goal and a huge high five. He is always so proud of me when I score or have a great drive down the field with the ball. Those are the moments I will remember when I’m old and gray and rocking in my rocking chair. Make some active memories with your spouse and with your family. We also love to hike and play sports in the backyard together. We have a gym in the basement, where we love good game of family dodgeball.
In my interview with Steve Cook this week, we talked about the importance of making exercise a habit, because self discipline weakens over time. We also talked about accountability partners and changing up your routine if you are not having fun or seeing results. I love this quote, because it goes with my second podcast episode about loving yourself. If you haven’t listened to it, I highly recommend it. Ultimately, you need to find your own plausible reason for getting into and staying in shape and then be kind to yourself. You will NEVER hate yourself skinny. If you love and approve of yourself, your efforts will go so much farther. Try something different like an aerobics class, yoga, resistance training, cross fit, biking or swimming. There are millions of ways to exercise, and I’m sure there is a way you would love. Find an accountability partner. I love when I see groups of people working out together and talking at the gym. No one feels like giving 100% every time. Find someone who understands this and will motivate and hold you accountable. Be proud of your small victories and be your own cheerleader. Your body will thank you!