Fitness Month For Your Best Life
Today we begin to share ideas to help you prepare now for the New Year with a month of fitness habits and practices so you will begin taking action now for your 2021 health and fitness goals. We do know that beginning can be a challenge and it is important to know your Why.
We know today without a doubt that exercise is good for the body, mind and spirit. Getting and staying fit helps the body and mind get and stay strong for a lifetime. We know that it is worth the effort to find your WHY and begin to move well each and every day.
“Only by using the body, you can keep it well.” - Sadhguru and “The more you use it the better it gets.” – Sadhguru
One of the most effective ways to achieve your fitness goals is to know your WHY! It really does start here, and it really is that SIMPLE! And sometimes if it sounds simple, we make it hard and unachievable!
Why do you want to gain your health/fitness? What drives you to succeed at this goal? How will it feel for you to achieve better health/fitness? Write this down and really feel it! See it in your mind how it will feel once you achieve your desired health and fitness goals. Once you do that then gain the knowledge you need to have success with this goal and find the support from people who are around you or find NEW people to support you.
I must tell you I enjoy many different ways to exercise and lift weights. I have for years now, however there was a time when I was afraid to walk into a gym to get a membership. You see, I was about 100 pounds overweight, felt horrible most of the time and it felt like I didn’t fit in going to the gym. Crazy, right? And yet when I finally did step into the gym and began the journey of lifting weights I was hooked.
Sadhguru went on to say – “One of the simplest things about health is just to use the body.” And – “If you sufficiently use the body, the body has everything to create health for itself.”
So, when you’re exercising and lifting weights, there are many different important factors that will impact on the outcome of your training. There’s the program you pick, there’s your dedication to the training practice/habit and there’s the amount of time you dedicate to it. Yet as we wrote earlier in this post the most important is WHY do you want to begin to get fit?
And, one of the most important factors of all and something that often gets overlooked, is the importance of your thoughts and mindset about your fitness. There are many reasons why how we think is critical in achieving your desired outcomes, check it out as we begin Fitness Month.
Don’t’ Make Your Fitness A Chore
Often you hear people talking about training as though it were a challenge or a chore. They talk about how crucial it is to have the ‘will’ to train and to force yourself out of the bed every day, even when you don’t want to. They talk about ‘no pain, no gain’ and ‘eye of the tiger’.
And that’s all good and well – drive will certainly help you to get to the workout and commit to your training program. But you know what’s even better?
𝐓𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐨𝐮𝐭. To find ways to move your body that brings you complete joy. Whether it be lifting weights, kettlebells, bodyweight, yoga, Pilates or a martial art.
We believe this is how all the most successful athletes feel. This is how Arnold Schwarzenegger describes feeling. This is what gives you unstoppable inspiration/motivation and drive to achieve your health/fitness goals.
If you’re going to reach this point, then that means you must understand why it is you’re training and what it is that really appeals to you about the idea of working out. That means you must a vision and a goal, and you need to be able to feel completely inspired/motivated by that ideal.
Lifting More - Moving Well - Moving Often
This same drive and determination is also what’s going to make your actual workouts all the more effective. That’s because you’ll be able to dig deep to find that part of you that’s capable of lifting more, running further and achieving all that you want out of your training.
And to do this, you need to once again be able to tap into the reason for your training and to remember why it’s worth so much to you.
My WHY has kept me at my training now consistently for over 25 years. MY WHY has kept me on track to see huge improvements to my health and fitness in fact, in my first year at the gym my weight dropped by 100 lbs. And today at 61-years old I am in better health and better shape today than when I was in my teens. My WHY has created a health and fitness career that has lasted over 25 years now and I am still as passionate today as when I started. It really does start with your vision and your WHY.
This isn’t just a pep talk: it changes the entire way your central nervous system works. When something really matters to you, your body will do more… and all these things will combine together in order to give you more focus and more drive when you’re training.
So, wrapping up what is Your WHY? What kind of movement do you enjoy? If you are just beginning or have a desire to make change in your health and fitness for 2021 it might be as simple as creating your WHY and get out to start a walking practice. Maybe you have had a desire to find a program to lift weights and are a bit intimidated like I was when I began so many years ago. A bodyweight program might be the perfect starting place for you.
We will cover all of this and more over the next few weeks.
e do look forward to hearing how we can help you begin the practice and habit of fitness this month.
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We have outsourced our lifestyle for way too long!