"As a kid, you could easily average seven hours a week playing tag or riding bikes- sans fitness trackers or weight loss apps. You didn't roll your eyes when teachers called for recess. And you certainly weren't motivated by flatter abs or a firmer butt when you played in the backyard until dark with your friends. What you were motivated by: the sheer fun of it all."
- Women's Health, March 2014
Growing up, everyday was an adventure. I grew up in a neighborhood that was perfect for kickball games, capture the flag and daily walks. The neighborhood gang were partners in crime.
I didn't have an athletic bone in my body. I was not on school teams and played recreational softball and to give you a hint to my skill level, the only award I received was "most spirited." But on the streets of Orion Path, I was active. I would walk to school which was about 3/4 of a mile. But on top of that, the neighborhood crew was inseparable and active until the sun went down!
Rollerblading, riding bikes or just running from one house to the other did not feel like exercise or a chore. It was what I lived for. If I just lived one day in the life of the childhood me, I would be exhausted. So I have decided that fitness should be fun, it does not need to be a chore. There are so many different fitness classes or just activities to get my sweat on. Right now I am striving for a good calorie burn and fun! This is the only way to be able to maintain this as a lifestyle. I look forward to trying new things and achieving my goals.