Life’s Short, Keep It Fun!

I remember when I was losing weight and getting really into health and fitness, it was so much fun to me! It was so novel.

A coworker at the time said to me, “You’re only so into this because it’s fun to you right now. It won’t always be fun.”

I don’t know about that, buddy. I think I’ve kept it fun. There’s a whole lot in this life that isn’t fun, so it’s my personal philosophy to have as much freaking fun as I can where I can, and that includes making my workouts fun to me, too. I’m choosing to work out, so I’m going to enjoy my workouts.


It took me a long time to get into strength training because I didn’t think it was fun, but working with Jess is keeping it interesting and fun. She sends me workouts, and then I do them on my own. When I was lifting on Wednesday, I realized that maybe this lifting thing could be fun as I’d get better and stuff. Just like running.

Speaking of fun, I had a lot of it last night.


Last night, I went to our Junior League Golden Tree shopping event. Cocktails and shopping? Okay, twist my arm. Last night, they honored those celebrating milestone anniversaries. I’ve been a member for five years, so I got this lovely white rose, which I miraculously did not lose despite carrying it all night. I behaved and didn’t buy much other than some AMAZING nuts my friend Mary makes and a Christmas ornament.


I hung out with my buddy Shannon, who I hadn’t seen since I spent a week on her couch during the hurricane.


And this awesome lady.


She was going to the Lilly Pulitzer warehouse sale yesterday, and I asked if I could give her money and sizes, if she could pick out a few things for me.

SHE CAME BACK WITH 12 DRESSES FOR LESS THAN $200. I am a very happy camper right now.

How do you keep working out fun? More importantly, how do you keep life fun?

11 comments on “Life’s Short, Keep It Fun!

  1. Katie H.

    SO IMPORTANT to keep it fun. You hit the nail on the head! When I start to dread my workouts, I know it’s time to change it up. Try a new class, invite a friend along, join a challenge, or SOMETHING.

  2. Gianna

    Couldn’t agree more, I find that truly enjoying what you are doing drives you to stay the course. I get scared of burning out with running but genuinely love it and also stay motivated by constantly updating my goals to work toward.
    Now if only I could get my lifting mojo back…

  3. heidi

    we went up to the warehouse sale a couple years ago and I LOVED it 🙂 🙂 You got some AWESOME steals lady 🙂 🙂 hopefully, next november I’ll be in good enough shape post baby to justify another trip up there 🙂 🙂

  4. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More

    I’m a firm believer that working out should be fun and if it’s not, it’s probably the wrong workout for you or it’s time to change it up. Sometimes I know I can get in a workout funk and it’s not quite as fun, but that’s always my sign to change it up and try something new!


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