I admit, I have been really bad this month. I worked out a total of 2 times! Now, I know I'm fatter. But I haven't lost hope! The fact is, I want to work out more. It makes me feel and look better (hard to believe, right ;)).
I have a feeling that more than I have had a bad month. I have wondered if mid-summer tends to clobber people. I know that the heat messes with me and that I have to really focus if I don't want to crash. Perhaps there are others in Idaho Falls that would say the same.
Some of you may fall into the following categories:
1) Have you slowed down this summer in your personal exercise program? Gained a little extra weight?
2) Are you feeling tired of your current gym or exercise plan? Need something new?
3) Do you spend too much on your current exercise program? Feel like it's eating the budget?
4) Do you feel like your current program lacks a good social environment? And you want a new work-out friend or group?
5) Is it time to start working out but you honestly don't know where to start?
If any of these match your situation, you're not alone. Exercising can easily become last priority for many individuals if we aren't careful. Well, this may not be the answer, but I'm going to give it a shot. I have a plan. It's called a Pitch Parade.
A Pitch Parade is where a group of us go from place to place and get the low-down of each location in a specific industry. On Thursday, August 9th, we are going to several Gyms and Fitness groups. This will give us a chance to check out some of the options out there in a non-threatening and effective way. Each gym/group will give us just a pitch and tour of their place, we'll discuss our likes and dislikes, and then we'll head to the next. Pretty simple.
We currently have plans to go to the following gyms:
I'd like to go to Apple as well but they haven't returned my call. >:(
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A Park Parade.
I love Idaho Falls. I grew up here, experienced the joys of a good community with good people. I think this place I call Home can’t be beat. Though this is the case, I must say that there are some things in town that hurt my heart. Things that create just a bit of grief inside. Like, for example, when I am driving down a street with classy homes and beautiful yards, etc and then suddenly there is an abandoned building that looks like it houses zombies, totally ruining the feeling... :( I've thought "Is there nothing that can be done?... These kinds of feelings and thoughts happen every so often as I head around town.
Recently, I saw a petition going around to build a splash pad over at the park of my youth: Reinhart Park. What a great idea!! Thank you to whoever came up with this petition and pushed it! I signed it. (Joshua Dawson, was that you?) Way to go, thinker. (Click Here to see the petition). What if more of us raised our voices for improvement around town? The city council isn't ignorant. And they're willing to listen, too. I wonder and I believe that we can consider desired changes, prepare our "pitch", and actually share it with influence. Making somewhat thoughtless suggestions doesn't lead to much. When we do the footwork, express a sense of teamwork, and then talk, people will listen.
My wife often takes our daughters to parks with a small group of girlfriends. She recently visited a new park and playground per my suggestion. My wife seemed hesitant at first because she was unfamiliar with it and she also knew that another particular park was consistently functional for our 1-year old. Despite her hesitancy, she still chose to go. And boom! Like that, she had another park added to her "Good" list. Now we have to ask, which other parks would make the cut if we only gave them a shot? My wife also has a list of "don't goes" for one reason or another.
These thoughts bring me to a couple of questions which I'd like answered:
1) Which parks are currently the best to go to for our little children?
2) Which parks have little things that sadly make much of the park undesirable? And are these issues fixable with just a little work??
Moms (and Dads) out there. Join the event!
On August 7th and 28th, I (with my wife) will be holding a Park Parade. This will be a couple of days of visiting multiple parks with our children and evaluating each of these with specific criteria. We'll try to make it to as many parks as possible within 2 hours or so. Our kids will be the testers as we give them 10-15 minutes to "go wild" on each playground. After we finish, I will make a list of "Key Take-Aways" or the information needed to actually make a difference. I will then prepare our requests and share them with the city. I will also share our list with other parents so they know which parks are the best.
This will be a social event but may also make a difference. Join our park parade and you could be the reason for change (and good times)!
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Why do you do what you are doing in your daily life? For me--I have needs that I and willing to acknowledge, pursue, and meet, as hard as that can be sometimes.
Over the years, I have found that I love social events and activities. I have been the instigator of many different things. I have been known to plan sporting events with groups of friends, coordinate mini-reunions, and also coordinate a family newsletter and blog. I must say, all in all, I just love connection with people. It's soooo healthy!
I also love progression.
A few months ago I attended a class at BYU with my brother. In the class, I observed his intelligent business teacher as he taught. He shared something in the middle of class that I feel like was true wisdom. He told the entire class that one of the best things he did for his family was choose to see a marriage counselor. He didn't elaborate much but just shared that his marriage wasn't perfect. What a surprise, right?! He encouraged all of us to be humble enough to take responsibility for our marriage struggles, something that we all have. I have come to feel that this choice is totally valuable, for everyone, no matter their circumstances. I believe in progress, and, in my opinion, the greatest characteristics needed to progress are humility and responsibility.
If you enjoy connection and/or want to progress in your marriage, come join us in our Pitch Parade events. Should be a good time and could very possibly help.