Benefit of Doing a Sport
I’m 41 years old. It’s happening…I’m aging. I’m powerless to stop it. However, while I can’t stop time, I can slow down the aging process through my daily actions and activity. Let’s talk a bit about the benefit of doing a sport.
Tony Horton has been a fitness mentor of mine since 2003 when we first started doing his program Power 90. In 2010, Monica and I hosted a Tony Horton Fitness Camp in our former home in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was here that I was first exposed to Tony’s 11 Laws of Fitness, which he outlines in his book Bring It!.
Law #6 is “Play.” Have a sport. Get an active hobby. GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY.
Over the past few years, I have found that what motivates me to stay healthy and fit is the long list of sports that I do. I’m a master of none of them – and I’m good with that.
- I love cycling, but I’m not the strongest guy in the pack.
- I love to surf, but if the waves get huge you won’t find me in the water. I’ll be on the shore watching the kids rip it up.
- I love to play golf, but my 3.8 handicap is a thing of the distant past.
- I love triathlon, but I’m no Ironman.
- After 20+ years snowboarding, I started skiing this year. Double Black Diamonds? Heli-skiing? I don’t think so.
I like to do sports. I really like to do new things and at different times I’m interested in doing different things. I’m not going to be the best. I’m just going to be MY best and have a lot of fun.
Do you have a sport? Do you GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY? If so, what do you do? How often do you do it? Do you love it? Does it motivate you to workout on days when you might not feel like it? If you can answer “Yes” to the first two questions, leave a comment below let me know what your sport is and what it does for you.
If you can’t answer “Yes,” do yourself a HUGE favor and follow Tony’s advice and get yourself an outlet for all that energy and start reaping the benefit of a doing sport. It just might change your life. I’m happy to brainstorm with you.