Discussing goal setting and physical exercise in my health class at HCS the topic came up, "What are some things I can do other than the USUAL?" I light up with delight when questions like this come up. Pushing yourself is not generally the "norm." When people ask what they can do in order to make themselves better I get kind of GIDDY!
I found myself getting lost in the question and began side tracking from my lesson plan to talk about the many kinds of races students could sign up for and participate in. I told them, "think of it as a fitness goal." I carried on, "do you remember talking about the SMART goals earlier this year?" Here is your chance to commit yourself and fulfill an exercise goal. JUST BOOK IT, just get on the website and sign up for the next 5K, 10K, or some other running race maybe try a cycling options regardless of what it is commit to it and train for it. Set small goals for yourself and you can accomplish one thing at a time!
I broke into talking about some of the specialized races people are starting to come up with. The passion in some of these students eyes blew past me and into their future thinking about the ZOMBIE race, SPARTAN race, and URBANATHLON presented by Men's Health. These are only some many races that you can do to have a little bit more fun with fitness.
There were a couple of races I did not mention that I came across throughout the week. Along with the "specialized races" above you could also look into THE TOUGH MUDDER and the WARRIOR DASH. Good luck and leave me some feedback if you do decide to sign up and race on ANY of the events I have mentioned!****
The whole rant that I have been on here comes down to one thing...GET ACTIVE! Whether you are the parent, teacher, student or even a really uber intelligent dog who reads blogs, you could be the catalyst to making someone in your life more healthy. Statistics continue to show how a healthy diet and activity of any sort contributes to longevity of life. How much more time do you want to spend with you family and friend, how much more time do you want enjoying life, being healthy and taking in all of the beautiful scenes this world has to offer!
MY CHALLENGE TO YOU:
Check out some of these sites and make a COMMITMENT!