A couple days after the new year I read an inspiring post at Zen to Fitness, called Self Sufficient Training.The post discusses ways and the benefits of training in the outdoors as an alternative to gyms and how it can be a more self sufficient fitness option. I’ve been struggling lately of having any real motivation in going to the gym. Over the past 3 years I’ve been pretty consistent at going to the gym for resistance training and cardio workouts. I’m just not a big fan of workouts on machines or indoors for that matter. I’m more of a get a workout from playing soccer, basketball, or going for a hike type of person. Don’t get me wrong, I think working out in gyms and using free weights or machines is better than nothing. The article above gave me the idea and motivation to do my first real structured outdoor workout.