Hobbies can be a lot of different things for a lot of different people.
I mean hobbies can stem from reading to coin collecting, stamp collecting, gardening, interior design, puzzles, Lego building, you can virtually do anything.
I mean, I have a friend who collects beer bottles. His cellar is filled with them, like filled! It's pretty insane. While all these different things are cool, for some fitness is a hobby too.
But is it really, though? And can you actually gain results from fitness just being a hobby?
In this blog, we're going to discuss and see if fitness can be a hobby and if you can earn some results from it if it's not taken too seriously.
Personally, for me, fitness is not a hobby but a big part of my life.
I work out every day, and when I do, I push myself hard.
Most of the week, I like to body build, but I participate in multiple areas of Fitness as I think just sticking to one means of fitness can stop you from learning more.
But I've come to realize that I'm a bit of a different breed because I enjoy it more than a hobby, I thoroughly love all of it.
Not just the working out aspect but the progression, the results, the pain, the education, the experience, it's a lot more to me than most people.
But I learned most people don't view it this way and don't have to as their life is their own.
The beauty of Working out is you can do what you want when you want as long as your moving and progressing towards your fitness goals.
My personal belief is that fitness is different for everybody, and everyone can train to a different level of intensity. But there should be goals and aspirations you have when doing so.
You're going to be investing your time for at least (or should be) an hour a day three times a week, so you should want to see some results in six months.
But that being said, there are reasons why having a hobby can be great for a person, especially if it is fitness.
Let's take a look at the list below, which will break down some of the area's fitness can improve.
Creativity is something a human strives for!
Creativity is a natural part of being a human being, whether you realize it or not.
We are thinkers, doers, creators, and having this ability allows us to be curious beings.
So why would this be any different when we are working out? You can be creative in your workout and try different methods.
Have fun with it and well…be creative! I'm big on proper form and anatomy, but that doesn't mean you can't combine, twist, and try new exercises.
The possibilities are seemingly endless. Trust me, I've been doing this for 12 years, and I still, from time to time, find new things to do.
Socializing with people and friends
You don't need to just work out at home. You can go to a local gym or even hit up a park. I'm sure there are CrossFit places near you or even boot camp classes around the corner.
You can also go with a friend or multiple friends and go workout together.
Whatever you choose to do, your workouts will get you to socialize and meet new people and understand the people you already know even better.
And, you guys can have a great workout together to. Getting fit doesn't always have to be serious, have fun with it by also socializing.
It better not stress you out even more…well not that much
A hobby should be something that doesn't produce any stress. Or next to little anyways.
I mean, you're always going to get stress from almost everything at some point.
Maybe you can't figure an exercise out or seem to have hit a plateau, and that's ok, it happens.
But remember to keep digging as there are always answers.
But for the most part, this should be a big stress reliever and get you away from your true daily stresses in life.
Self-Development and Confidence
Your confidence and self-development will grow too.
Think about how completing a task while having fun can feel.
You should feel good whenever you decide to stop working on your hobby. A sense of pride and accomplishment goes a long way.
Numbers don't lie…. if you add them up right
According to various studies and statistics, whether fitness can be a hobby or not, highly depends on perception.
The challenging environment and busy schedules have made people's life more stressful.
This can start turning people into robots that workday and night without including any recreational activities in their daily lives.
This is why people need hobbies, and this is why people should involve fitness into their routines.
Now I know what some of you are saying. Your very busy and you don't have time, or you have kids.
Well, while all these excuses might have some truth, if you feel as though you need a release, then you're going to have to find time to take on fitness as a hobby.
And I promise you it will go a long way not only for your physical well being but also for your mental health.
And start with what you can do, again a hobby is supposed to be a stress reliever, so why not make time for something that's going to make you feel better?
So can fitness be a hobby, I'm going to say yes, BUT there are some things I want to point out that everyone needs to remember.
It should be noted that in order to see results you can't treat it as one.
Some people just enjoy the fact of working out to their own accord and just enjoying it which is fine.
As long as your ok with not possibly seeing the results you want to see.
I mean who knows you might even get the results you want.
But i just wanted to throw that out there.
Sometimes things we do might feel a bit more of an obligation, and that can go hand in hand with a hobby. Why, you ask?
Because some things might start out as fun, but as you start to get deeper into understanding whatever you are doing, it might require more patience and some work.
But this is a good thing because, as I stated above earlier, you will progress as a person and build some form of confidence.
So, the key factors we need to remember are to have fun with fitness and enjoy it but to keep in mind to set some goals aside as I would think you're going to be spending time towards having fitness as a hobby. You don't need to compare yourself to your over-the-top workout neighbor (that's me).
You don't need Instagram to show you what to look like, or you don't need to listen to your friends either.
Suggestions and ideas from things you read or from people are cool, but remember if you're having fun and making progress, those are the things that count the most.
A hobby is something done regularly on your own time, but don't be surprised if working out turns to be something more than just a hobby the more you do it.
You can check out my other blogs on my site for info on other fitness and health-related topics and also check out my books on amazon for any self-growth or self-help discussions down below!
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https://cutt.ly/Etlx1oR- From the Inside Out: The Truth of Consistency
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