I used to be the kind of man who would stay on the couch and read books and watch movies. This had always been what I thought people worked for, being able to stay home and relax. But one day, I caught a glimpse of myself at an angle that was not very flattering. Until then, I rarely went outside for anything. But on that day, I made my mind up I was going to take an exercise class, and the one I signed up for took place outside. I got myself some personal training, and I trained outdoors.
It was very invigorating to say the least. It felt to me like my whole head had been clogged up, and now I was a new person. I believe I needed the oxygen that I was getting to my brain. Not the re-circulated air that I had been breathing for so many years inside my house. This really changed my outlook about being outside, so I tried to find other things to do outdoors as well.
I began to take walks from my house to town and back. I thought it might be fun and beneficial to take up golfing. So I walked to the book store and bought a the best golf instruction book I could find. Soon I was teeing off at one of the many golf courses around where I live. I had found a new life for myself, and it had been there waiting all along.
It only took a few short weeks for my transformation to show in not just feeling good, but in looking better too. I had heard that some of the women around town had made positive remarks about my new build and new spring in my step. I was single, so you can imagine how that made me want to stay fit even more. I never was later or missed a class, and the game of golf was a total pleasure.
One day attending my exercise class, I met a beautiful woman who took an interest in me. We soon became more than just casual friends, and spent a lot of our time together. We walked a lot, we exercised together, and she was a golfer as well. After one year of our getting together at class, we both were sporting our rhodium plated wedding rings, and were a very happy couple. This all happened to me for embracing the outdoors.
We now have branched out and have been qualified to teach our own classes. It pays good, and we are extremely happy with our new lives. Sometimes I think back to the days when I stayed in and was a couch potato, and thought my life was fine. I am very thankful that I took action and saw a better way. Life is good and I am living it to the fullest.
The outdoors is the best place for getting your head clear. Staying shut in will deprive you of the amounts of real oxygen you need, and keep you from getting the amount of exercise you need as well. My advice to anyone, is to schedule some outside activities every week, and do not let life slip up on you and find you have been inside all this time. It is just not healthy. And who knows, you may find your true love like me.