“If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
— Eubie Blake
Fitness is often something that is overlooked. I’m sure we can all agree because we’ve overlooked it in the past, or we are right now. Sometimes it takes a dramatic event or some sort or epiphany to get a different perspective on health and fitness. It took me aching joint pain, muscle fatigue, and a good look in the mirror, which I didn’t approve, to change my thoughts about my health and the health of others.
Fitness can be a passion, self esteem, and confidence builder. Expressing passion through fitness is a great way to feel alive and fully engaged in the world.
I believe in a total, complete healthy lifestyle – physical, mental, emotional, and faith. Whether or not all that is for you is totally fine…I am here to help you in any or all of those areas.
Think about this….each aspect affects each other and therefore works with each other. When a person is in great physical shape, they feel great mentally and physically, and more effectively take control and get the most out of their life. When a person is up, they feel more confident, have more energy, engage in more activities, they accomplish and achieve more, & the more successful they become.
Our bodies are able to adapt quickly. So with less physical activity, our physical strength, endurance, and energy reserves decrease. This causes us to physically become more tired and depressed, which may also cause mental depression for some.
Staying fit has become more and more simple nowadays. We know how to exercise the body in order to achieve the desired results of activity in a much more effective, safer, quicker means.
Look at this example for weight loss: we know how to decrease body fat by increasing the body’s metabolism via muscle activity through muscle exercises focused on weight loss, plus diet and cardio.
The bottom line is this…Fitness is a Personal choice. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all way of doing things, like some may say. Find something that works for you, and your body type, and stick with it. You will build good fitness habits for life and have some fun while you’re at it.
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
— Jim Rohn