I wonder if there is a term for taking a group selfie. I hate the word “selfie” to be completely honest, but I suppose it’s just the way of the world these days. I’m not actually sure what you’d call what my friends and I take, but they’re maybe more on par with “sillies.” Can we add that to the dictionary too? It’s so much more positive sounding (and definitely less narcissistic!)
My friends and I are always laughing, even when we are working our buns off at the gym. Maybe that’s what’s so funny – we are all panting, huffing, and puffing, but still pushing through as if we have more steam….which sometimes we don’t. When we tucker out, one of us might chime in with “EXCUSE ME?!”...as in “and just what the hell do you think YOU are doing stopping?!” Inevitably whichever one of us is being scolded will offer up an “oh really?! I am working my ass off! You want to come over here!?”
Therein lies a whole other layer of humor – one of us is a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu, with multiple high ranks in MMA and fighting Arts. One of us is a 3rd Degree in Taekwondo. I’m a 2nd Degree in Taekwondo and Hapkido, and working on Ninjutsu and JiuJitsu…and there are a bunch more folks studying ground fighting and boxing. So if we really did go at it (which we won’t, of course) it would be incredibly entertaining.
Maybe not *quite* as cool as watching Holly Holm take Rhonda down (sorry, I’m NOT sorry, she needed to be checked!) or as Nate choking out Mr. McGreggor… But it would gather a crowd!
As I’ve said so many times, physical activity isn’t always easy, even when your passion is very much tied to it. Having fun while you are at it, and engaging with people who have similar goals, upbeat attitudes, and the ability to push you when you need to kick in the rump…it can make all the difference in you keeping it up.