Part time-jobs / social groups / hobbies that are a great workout -- Help me find my Mr. Miyagi!
October 27, 2008 1:52 PM Subscribe
What are some physical jobs or hobbies that I can get involved in to be more healthy, but also something that will be regular enough to require me to keep going?
posted by jkl345 to health & fitness (23 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I have a problem. I can't seem to stick to a workout routine.
You know how in Karate Kid, Mr. Miyagi tricked Daniel into doing the household chores, while also training him awesome ninja skills and getting him physically ready to crush all the Cobra Kai jocks? You know -- wax on, wax off, sand the floor, paint the fence, etc.? I need something like that.
Whenever I get into a workout routine, it's great for a few weeks, then I tend to let other projects side track me or I'll get bored. I've tried changing my workout every few weeks but it doesn't really make a difference.
Back when I was in school, I worked a handful of physical jobs in warehouses to make good money, while also getting in shape. I need a solution like that to trick myself into working out. In general, I always seem to work much harder and stick to things when I'm working for or depended on by other people, but when it comes to myself I'll often let things slide. (Please hold your lectures on discipline. I know, I am weak and inferior to you.)
So I need to find a job, some sort of hobby or social group to be active with and I'm looking for suggestions.
Possible hobbies / social groups: Fight clubs, hashing, Grizzly bear wrestling, ???
Possible jobs: Construction, lumberjack, warehouse work, ???
Anyone have any other suggestions?
Ideally it'd be:
+ Available / easy to do in the evenings and weekends
+ Available year round so I won't lose focus when a sports season ends
+ Not too crazy expensive (Something that I can actually make money doing would be really cool, so I'm kinda leaning towards job ideas, especially since there's a rigid schedule)
+ Bonus points for activities that have social or personal development benefits
Thanks for any advice you can offer!