I don’t pretend to be the world’s most active person — but it was a goal of mine for this year, and it’s something I’m dedicated to becoming(at least recently). Every person needs to be active — it’s a fact of human life. I'm not a perfect example when it comes to active life and I want to change it. To be more active person who control his desires, dreams and life.
But activeness can be developed over time — it’s a habit, and like any other habit, it just takes some time. The earlier you start the earlier you succeed. It's much easier for young person to learn habit and discipline. With the age becomes harder but not impossible. So I decided to start at relatively old age (about 30) - of course I have some experience from the past but one year of in-activeness could ruin years of training. The good thing is that the reverse is also true: a year of active life can give you health, confidence and nice visual impact.
Here’s my list of simple tips and ways I’m trying out and experimenting with to help me become a more active person ( and hopefully reaching my holiday target of losing some extra kilos/pounds):
Use staircase. This one really works. When you feel that you have energy and will go for staircase. Encourage yourself with music or by saying something powerful (you can do this in your head). It's not important the number of the case or the floors - you can start by one floor per week - this is completely enough. Instead of 23-st floor stop on 21-st. Alternatively, if you prefer you can start first by going down only and later when you feel confident enough you can continue with climbing up.
What would active person do? Find some sporty guy or a friend that you know -
an active one. It's enough to be active and with positive attitude. So when you find yourself in doubt, ask yourself … “How would she/he handle this?” And using this role model, start changing your behavior to something more active and positive. You can use any role model you want — not necessarily known one - you can try also with a sport star or a movie one.
To be honest I use as a role model a book character - Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa. I found this book very extremely motivating, full with good example and perfect read for my spare time. A great example how a village hooligan with bad temper can transform himself into one the most famous samurai.
Learn. This is something that helps me a lot. I am my teacher and my own student. I must be persistent, and learn myself how to do things the right way — even if I’ve tried to learn something 7 times before, it might be the 8th time when things happens. And remember, none of us learn things on the first try either. Find new ways to teach something, and you’re more likely to be successful. Don't be afraid to fail because failure is a good teacher.
Previous days if you missed them:
Weight loss by walking (WW60) in 60 days - Day 2 and 3
Next time I'll continue with my keys. And these are my days so far:
WW60 Day 4
|activity||2 ( 3 floors )|
|distance||5 km(3.1 mi)|
WW60 Day 5
|activity||2 (morning gymnastics)|
|weight||I don't measure it these days|
|distance||5 km(3.1 mi)|