As I’ve said before, I have a lot of pins that aren’t being used. I call the the Pinterest Paradox – the idea that I just sit on my couch, pinning, instead of getting up and creating or doing. This post is about overcoming the Pinterest Paradox.
I was sitting here, trying to decide whether or not to repin some fitness pins. It occurred to me that I already have quite a few fitness pins – many of which I have never actually clicked on.
What’s the use of pinning new fitness pins when I don’t even look at the pins I have. It doesn’t actually make me stronger – just having the pins.
So, I went to my fitness board and clicked around. I was drawn to the 7 minute workout pin, mostly because it’s from the New York Times, and I liked the simple illustrations. The link told me that they have an app, so I downloaded it. I love things that only take a few minutes. I am way more likely to do it if it’s quick and easy.
I set the app up, turned it on and did the 7 minute workout. Turns out it was quick, but not easy. In fact I’m already sore. I could keep up until the last two exercises – push-up and rotation, and side plank.
Which is the exact reason I need to do this everyday – or at least more often.
I made a new goal sheet.
Let’s not just pin. Let’s do this. 2015. STRONG.