What Shaped My Fitness History
Lunch was a no-brainer salad over here today. I think Monday’s simply call for it
No brainer because I have half a gigantic tub of mixed greens (plus 1 full tub of unopened spinach) that I have to use up before it spoils:
Mixed greens—> edamame + corn—>feta (thanks to Kim for the gift of cheese!) –> avocado slices –> homemade vinaigrette dressing. I also ate a juicy plum on the side
My Fitness History
Earlier today I was reading an article ACE sent me on 50 events, people, and trends that have shaped the history of fitness. It was a pretty interesting article, and listed everything from the primitive hunter-gatherer era to gymnastics to Jack LaLane.
RIP Jack (I love my juicer!)
It got me thinking how the past has shaped my fitness history. How did I come to where I am in my fitness journey? When did I start becoming interested in fitness?
9 People, Events, and Trends that Shaped My Fitness History
- tee ball – I played tee-ball at the young age of 5, and then continued with softball all the way through 8th grade
- Jr. High hang out – my boyfriend at the time worked out at the local gym, so my friend and I would also go and “workout.” What we really did was ate Twix bars from the vending machines and played some racquetball
- High school volleyball – this was the first time that a team sport made me work out in the off season. So work out I did.
- Denise Austin – I would get up in the early morning during high school and complete her two shows between 6 and 7 a.m. Yes, I was a weirdo.
- Tae-bo – I remember one summer (one that I was unhealthily obsessed with losing weight during a particularly bad time) I would come home from volleyball camp, and then continue to burn calories by completing a tae-bo video. But Billy Blanks was pretty awesome. Am I right or am I right?
- Yoga class – I took a twice weekly yoga class in college, and became in love with the practice. I still love yoga, but wish I practiced more regularly
- Couch 2 5K – Shane and I completed this together my last semester of college, and I finally decided I liked running. Up until this point, I hated it.
- Sparkpeople.com – I utilized their (awesome) list of strength training exercise to the fullest during my college years.
- Healthy living blogs – This just ignited and set fire to the passion I already had.
I’d say that list pretty much spells it out! Close calls include: Walk Away the Pounds (yes I did this for about a year my last year in college, oy.) Turbo Jam, a big health scare I had my last year of college (this one probably could make the list,) and discovering a love for heavy lifting.
What’s on your list of what’s shaped your fitness history?