I just got back from my soccer game tonight, and I’m proud to say my team won, despite of me 🙂 I’m actually not terrible per se, but I’m no Tica! People here grow up playing futbol, watching futbol, talking futbol, breathing futbol, etc.
While I’m not
obsessed the biggest of soccer fans, I am a fan of playing on a team in general. It reminds me of being little and playing team sports on the weekend. I think my favorite part was the hot dogs and ice cream we got to eat after the games, but whatever works right?
Remember how incredible it was to be young, and just play for the fun of it? There wasn’t any huge competition, strenuous gym workouts, body image worries or set goals. We ran and cartwheeled, stood on our heads and climbed things all because it was FUN and made us feel good.
Ahhh.. adulthood. Maybe it’s because we finally gave in and started eating our vegetables and less sugar, or quit taking daily naps (did anyone actually do this???) but that once endless energy seems to be completely zapped most of the time. Now we drive around to find the closest parking spot so we don’t have to walk 30 seconds to the entrance, we take the elevator instead of the stairs and we pay other people to walk our dogs.
I think this is a bad case of “if you don’t use it, you lose it”. It’s so easy to become sedentary with the current lifestyle trends and technology. We have desk jobs and sit on computers all day. After sitting and staring at the computer screen, we come home and stare at the TV screen for the rest of the evening.
I personally, am trying to avoid this whole adulthood/sedentary thing all together. Yoga is well known for helping this, but I think it really comes down to those childhood basics, doing something, anything, fun and active that makes you feel good.
Don’t get me wrong, being an adult can be even better than being a kid if you do it right. I mean, you can even have a beer with that hot dog after the soccer game 🙂
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~Jim Rohn