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Fitness Self Help Development
I had previously shared with my readers in a past post about my fall season fitness which is part of my personal self help skills program. Now that we are heading into winter (even though there is not much snow on the ground as I write this), once again, my fitness schedule needs to be changed for the season. This is all part of my continuing fitness self help development for myself.
The winter season is unique for me because I teach skiing professionally for a few days each week. This allows me to not only share my passion of snow skiing with others but it allows me to do an expensive sport for free. Actually, I get paid for teaching which to me, is a bonus to getting all of my skiing expenses paid for.
Skiing Part Of My Self Help Development
For me, snow skiing is part of my self help development since I’m still working to improve my own ski technique. This might surprise some of you as I’m already a Level 2 certified ski instructor but us instructors can always improve in our techniques as well. The learning never stops which is why I consider skiing part of my self help development.
Winter Fitness Schedule
When I go out to teach skiing, not only do I spend time to teach students but in between classes, I am working on my own skiing as well as taking training sessions with senior instructors too. So these are full days of physical activity which influences my winter fitness schedule tremendously.
On my ski days, I won’t be doing any other types of fitness workouts at home as I’ll be too tired already after a long day on the ski slopes. So here’s what my winter fitness schedule will look like.
Monday – Ski
Tuesday – Ski
Wednesday – Ski
Thursday – Martial Arts
Friday – Ski
Saturday – Martial Arts
Sunday – Strength Training Or Ski
This fitness schedule reflects the fact that I will be teaching skiing Mondays to Wednesdays at on ski place and Fridays at another. My Sundays will usually be reserved for strength training with weights which will be down from twice per week to only once per week for the winter.
However, there will be the odd Sunday when I’ll be teaching skiing at a third ski place and this will replace my strength training. I’m okay with a decreased frequency with strength training for the winter since I’ve been very consistent with this part of my fitness twice per week for the rest of the year from spring to fall.
As you can see, I stress fitness as an important component of my self help development and I actively plan this for an entire season at a time. I really believe that fitness is not only good for my physical health but also for my mental health as well. This will in turn help me in other areas I work on in my self help development which is continuous.
What about you? Have you been able to fit in health or fitness into your own self help development? What will you be doing for this for the winter? Feel free to share below.