Everyone knows that exercise is important for them. But so many people struggle to get the energy or drive enough to follow through with it and commit to a regular regime of working out and cardio.

I think that is primarily due to the fact that exercise is BORING for most people.  Going to a hot packed sweaty gym. Jumping on a treadmill and staring into oblivion watching as the 45 minute clock slowly drops down while you listen to the only song you like on your ipad. Repeat. And probably lady gaga.

Boring, right?

But it doesn’t have to be this way. The key to success and fitness is to finding something that you actually ENJOY doing.  Whenever I ask a kid what they like to do in their free time, they always say some sort of actual physical activity “Oh I love playing football” or “My favorite thing to do is play tag!”  Even when asked if they prefer that to video games, they always prefer playing sports or running around the park with their buddies.

Because it’s PLAY, it’s exhilarating.  And it’s natural.

While it might be strange to ask a group of your buddies to play tag or hide and seek with you at the park, what ISN’T strange is getting a group together to play a game of basketball.  Remember in elementary school, how awesome it was to play capture the flag?  Games are fun. Activity is FUN, freeing.  I got into kickboxing as a pretty chunky person, I had a lot of fat to lose. But it literally melted off me once I started kickboxing three times a week over the course of a year.  I started to actually enjoy my workouts for once, something I never thought possible.  The key is just to stumble across something you actually enjoy doing.

And then once you find it, never look back.