On Tuesday night, the Mister and I decided to take advantage of a new local summer program in our city. We went out to the nature reserve and went kayaking.
Now, I have never been kayaking before and I am not a great swimmer. So, I have been skeptical about the whole thing. I always thought that it was super easy to tip over and be upside down in a boat in the water. Nightmare! Mister has been out a few times and really loves it. So, I thought- let's do it! Conquer a fear. Try something new.
I know in the past, let's say 2 years ago, I would never have gone. I would have made every excuse in the book not to go. But, as I have become more athletic and confident in my skills in the exercise department- I am willing to try a lot more things. I think that is one of the greatest things about getting fit and healthy.
I am not totally sure of the calorie burn for kayaking. But it is a decent workout. It's not running, but it is along the same lines of biking at least- just in the upper body department.
I encourage people to try sometime new. You never know! You might find your new passion. I will definitely be going out on the water again sometime soon!
What new exercise have you tried lately?