Welcome to the first installment of Stuff Smart Girls Know. Let’s start with where to look. To begin with, let’s all acknowledge that there is so much going on in the world right now competing for our attention. The serious and not so serious. The terrorist attacks, the Republican National Convention, the Kim Kardashian vs. Taylor Swift feud, etc.
I attended a Fitness and Wellness Expo in February where one of the speakers asked the audience to write down their fitness goals. He gave examples like- toning my arms so they look better in a tank top or a flat stomach for swimsuit season.
I had a little bit of trouble writing down a specific goal like that. Of course I like the idea of having toned arms and a flat stomach- who wouldn’t? But those aren’t the reasons I work out. I work out to feel and to become strong.
So let me ask you a question- as an adult, how often do you go outside?
Your answer is probably affected by a multitude of factors: where you live, the weather, your cultural background (for example- if you’re Norwegian, you probably go outside often, no matter what the weather is!) if you have kids, etc. Personally, I have found that it would be so easy to not go outside very often as an adult.