Here we go, Trade your workouts for play time; it’s all in your head, and more!
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In this episode you’ll learn about how to Trade your workouts for play time; it’s all in your head, and more!
- Why your workouts might not feel like play
- Where to focus your energy to have more play
- What gyms you can go to for play
- How you can do something super small to get started
- And much, much more.
Links from show
– Kendra’s post – The Momentum Manifesto
If your workouts felt like play, would you take a break from them while on vacation?
When you were a kid playing at the playground, did that feel hard?
– I was just doing the monkey bars at a playground in Canada and it was hard!
What would it take for your workouts to feel like play?
– A change of mindset
– Reframing how you think about working out
– Working out with people that love it
– Find a gym that treats working out like play
– Workout at a playground
– Go to a gym that feels like a playground (parkour, pole dancing, etc.)
What if you were curious about doing things rather than judging?
– Try… I wonder if I can do 20 push-ups, rather than… I can’t do that.
– Or, I wonder if that will make me feel sore, rather than… that’s going to crush me.
– And finally, I wonder how long it will take for me to be good at that, rather than… I can’t do that.
If play is hard, can it still be fun?
Here are a few things from my life that were hard, fun, and I considered play
– Basketball was my favorite sport growing up, and I worked harder at it than any other sport.
– Baseball was very hard at times, but it was still play (until college).
– Soccer is/was very hard, but also incredibly fun!
– RC cars were super fun, but hard to figure out how to get them to work.
– CrossFit is hard, but the most fun I’ve ever had.
– Doing this podcast is hard at times, but still fun.
So, it seems pretty clear that things that are hard can also be fun and considered play.
If this seems far from reality for you at this point… take a tip from my good friend and success coach Kendra Kinnison. Start with something that seems so small it’s trivial, but that you can do everyday.
Here are a few ideas
– 10 squats
– 5 push-ups
– 12 sit-ups
– 10 second plank
– 1 min walk
Could you commit to doing 10 reps of something everyday? How about 5 reps? How about a 1 min walk?
Then, as you do this, try to frame it in your mind as play. Think about something that you love to do, and then replace it with these 10 reps.
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