Work It Wednesday: 5 Lessons that Aren’t Just for the Gym
I published this in 2011 and thought it still had enough merit to share again, especially since it’s the time of year when it’s getting harder to find reasons to keep your resolutions. Stay strong and know that your fitness goals aren’t just leading you to a better body but to a better life!
One thing I’ve always loved about yoga, particularly when I’m going through a tough time, is that I can see parallels between my practice and the things I’m feeling in real life.
But if you think yoga’s too touchy-feely-stretchy-girly-tight-clothes-y for you, get excited because if you take a second to look past the sweat and achy muscles, great life lessons and parallels abound in whatever fitness activity you choose to participate in.
Whether you’re running, lifting, squatting, yoga-ing, swimming, or taking a kick-ass class, your body will inevitably run into many of the same obstacles that your brain will as you go through life. The big question, though, is whether or not you can take these bumps in stride and treat them as learning experiences, or if you let them trip you up and keep you down. For some of the lessons I’ve learned, read on after the jump — and definitely share your own experiences in the comments section! Are there any lessons YOU’VE learned from your fitness routine?Are Toe Rings Professional Attire?