Yesterday, I was reading a discussion here wherein Srila Prabhupada was against Unnecessary Sporting.
I have my own fair share of fitness routines, but I would like to check with all of you if this could be considered "Unnecessary Sporting?"
Boxing: I box mainly for self defence and fitness, not to compete. Besides, in this dangerous world, having a self defence system wouldn't be such a bad idea, wouldn't it?
Weight Lifting: I lift weights, but not to look good and have big muscles. I do "functional" training like deadlifts, bench presses, and squats just for the hopes of just becoming physically stronger. So that I can probably help people move heavy things, and maybe compliment my boxing.
Running: Sometimes I run after boxing and weight lifting just to burn a little more calories. This is also for fitness, and for running away if I can't defend myself with boxing. Haha!
Hatha Yoga: I practice the physical form of yoga in the hopes of teaching it one day and incorporating Krishna Consciousness with my lessons, thus helping spread Krishna Consciousness.
This is basically it. I never do these things to compete. Sometimes, I even do these exercises to the sound of kirtans in my earphones.
So, would you say that I am unnecessarily sporting?