I got a couple of replies to the “what do you hate about the fitness industry?” question I asked a few days ago. Kevin Freidberg from 7secondwebsites.com replied with some killer insights that you can use in your life to help make exercises into a habit:
This is our email exchange condensed into one comment. Bold etc., are all my doing. Shared with permission.
“Honestly? Leaving the house. (Not even kidding)
I was always a member of some kind of gym my whole life and went maybe a few times a year.
Then we moved into a house where I could have my own office. And I bought the Mirror (now called Lululemon studio)
Ever since I got that thing, I’ve worked out an average of 5 days per week for over 2 years now.
I’m 50 and in the best shape of my life.
I do 30-minute strength training classes 4-5 days a week – sometimes every single day.
Sometimes I’ll squeeze in a cardio class.
I walk my dog every day (gotta get my 10K steps 🙂
Lots of meditation.
And I do intermittent fasting.
My back hurts so much less.
My mood is better.
My weight is ideal.“
The thing to focus on here isn’t that the Lululemon Studio is the solution to everyone’s struggle to build exercise into a habit.
Instead, Kevin found a way to incorporate more physical activity into his life with an approach that fits his lifestyle.
Or, as he puts it:
“…I finally found something that works for me.
Yes, I’m quite fond of this mirror thing.
But only because of what it allows me to do.
I tell my friends all the time, do whatever it takes to find that 1 thing that allows you to work out consistently.
Easier said than done, of course 😉“
Thanks for sharing, Kevin! These kinds of change stories give me all sorts of good feelings.